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Don't Be Gratuitous! Giving Cough Syrup for Children with Asthma
When a child is sick, parents usually give a good cough medicine given by a physician or who directly purchased their own. Be careful if your child suffers from asthma, because there are certain cough medicine that actually trigger a recurrence of asthma.
Coughing is reaction of the body, attempt to remove a foreign object or mucus from the lungs and upper respiratory tract. Sometimes a cough is just a reaction to an inflamed throat channel or due to other causes.
Drugs that commonly cause asthma in children is getting worse is the cough-suppressing drugs such as dextromethorphan or codeine that serves to suppress cough. But if children with asthma were given this drug, there is mucus in the body can not get out so that children will increasingly congested due to the accumulated mucus.
Asthma is a disease caused by blockage of the airway narrowing, especially in the lungs. This blockage can occur because the airways swell, causing constriction or by accumulation of mucus in the airways.
Complaints cough that felt by children, can be worsened by excessive mucus production due to allergies. Things to know is if there are allergens that enter the body, the body parts of the respiratory tract to remove mucus. So that the children who have asthma can exacerbate respiratory tract obstruction.
In addition to cough medicines containing dextromethorphan or codeine, cough medicines for adults which contain glyceryl guaikolat also should not be given to children with asthma. This is because the drug could stimulate coughing and lead to aspiration or the entry of mucus into the lungs.
Asthma that occur either in children or adults to make that person is tortured, as a result of narrowing that occurs in the body's oxygen intake is reduced. This causes the child to feel shortness of breath and is one of the most common disease in infants and children.
For parents whose children have a history of asthma should be more careful in providing any kind of drug. Avoid drugs that contain allergens for asthma and pay attention contra indication of any drugs given to children.
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