What is acute laryngealitis?How to care for your baby if you have acute laryngitis

Yesterday, a mother was anxious to ask me what acute laryngitis was?It was said that his son suddenly had a high fever at night, his breathing was rapid, his voice was hoarse, and he seemed to be able to breathe at any time.They were frightened and could not get a car in the middle of the night. Fortunately, a kind neighbor helped to go to the hospital.

But as soon as she arrived at the hospital, the doctor’s words made her collapse even more. The doctor said that if he came a little later, the child might suffocate. This is acute laryngeal inflammation!

She didn’t understand that the child was fine during the day. How could this suddenly happen?What is acute laryngitis, I haven’t heard of this disease before?

Acute laryngitis is one of the most severe critical illness of children. When the disease was started, it was very similar to a cold, so it was easy to be ignored by many parents as ordinary colds.However, its lethality is very strong. It is very fast on some children. It may be able to suffocate children in about 5 minutes. If the rescue is not timely, it will even endanger life.This is the case as a 4 -year -old girl in Jilin at the beginning of the year because of acute laryngealitis and did not get timely treatment.

But most children’s acute laryngitis is mild, so parents don’t have to worry too much.

Most of the acute laryngitis is caused by laryng inflammation caused by virus infections, and a small part may also be caused by bacteria or allergies.Acute laryngitis is often not only limited to the throat, but also affects the trachea or bronchies.

When the temperature suddenly falls, the baby is prone to this disease, which is more common in infants and young children of 6 months to 3 years.The first manifestation was the nasal congestion, runny nose, and sneezing.If the baby has acute laryngitis, there will be three very obvious features:

(1) Barking cough

There was a panting sound when crying, and then the lower area of inflammation and the sound of the sound of the door became a cough -like cough, like a puppy barking.During the day, the symptoms are mild and worse at night.

(2) Hoe hoarse

Acute laryngitis is mostly accompanied by fever, hoarse sound, cough, etc. The baby’s hoarseness has little to do with the crying for a long time, and it will not immediately relieve it because of the rest.

(3) Inhalery throat sounds

The baby may have a little noise during breathing, and emitting from the throat is like a whistle, usually when the child is inhaled.This is mostly because the baby’s throat and trachea have mucosal edema, and the baby may appear in color and three concave (that is, the upper nest of the collarbone, the upper abdomen and the upper abdomen of the clavicle were significantly depressed).

Pay special attention to the young baby. If the baby has abnormally cough, it finds that the baby’s voice is hoarse, the cough is "empty, empty, and empty", and even suddenly breathing difficulties at night. Parents must pay attention to it and bring the baby to the doctor in time to avoid delaying delaysThe best time to treat.

Some parents mistakenly believe that "acute laryngeal inflammation" is an ordinary "throat inflammation", which is not tight.In fact, the "throat" we understand often refers to the large range behind the mouth and nose cavity, and the "throat" referred to in the medical anatomy is deeper, which refers to the narrowest part of the entire respiratory tract.

When "laryngitis" occurs, local congestion and edema in the throat causes the narrow part of itself to become narrower. The edema will obviously block the respiratory tract, unable to breathe, cause suffocation, and in severe cases.

Acute laryngitis is an emergency that is serious and special in infants and young children. The onset is more urgent, and the condition is rapid. Parents must learn to identify early and send them to the hospital in a timely manner.

Try to soothe the babies as much as possible in the process of sending the doctor to avoid aggravating their tension and irritability. Do not wear too much clothing. At the same time, you can make your baby lying on the side and try to keep the respiratory tract unobstructed.

However, when the laryng inflammation is severe, it may be accompanied by varying degrees of laryngeal obstruction, allowing the baby to have particularly serious airway obstruction or even suffocating. At this time, the condition is very dangerous, so you need to know the baby clearly.The degree of throat obstruction is not serious:

Mild: There is no obvious inhalation of asthma when quiet, and it is obvious after exercise or excitement;

Moderate: there are aspirated throat when quiet, but the mental reaction is not bad, and there may be inhalation and depression;

Severe: When quiet, there are aspirated throats, obvious inhalation and depression. At the same time, it is accompanied by irritability or weakness, and even looks blue.

Therefore, when the baby has hoarseness and a dog barking cough, it means that the baby is likely to have laryngeal inflammation, but the severity of the baby’s condition depends mainly on to what extent the obstruction of the baby’s breathing.What is the mental condition of the baby?Don’t breathe short?

If your baby appears moderate or severe laryngealitis, be sure to take your baby to the hospital immediately.

Although laryngitis is very dangerous, it does not make us avoid it.

Because most of the laryngitis is caused by virus infection.These virus infections often present a self -limited process.In other words, the course of its own disease can heal itself.

For the treatment of laryngealitis, it emphasizes the reduction of larynx inflammation and alleviating obstruction symptoms.Most of the cases are similar to the respiratory virus infection, and the peak period is within 48 hours.Therefore, if timely treatment can be obtained, it is generally not much dangerous.

We said earlier that most of the cases of acute laryngitis are mild, so for babies, we need a comfortable environment and the attention of parents.Keep the surrounding environment quiet and comfortable.For example:

Reliever: Let your baby stay in a place with good air. If it is indoors, you can use the humidifier to ensure the appropriate indoor humidity.

Use less throat: Try not to let your baby cry loudly.When nursing the baby, it should make it emotionally stable, avoid irritability and crying, so as to prevent the breathing difficult.If the child has fever or sore throat, you can use theotinol or ibuprofen to relieve discomfort.

Light diet: Avoid eating irritating food for your baby, you can enter the flow or semi -current digestion.In addition, if you give your baby more water, you can infusion with the help of a doctor if necessary.

Full rest: Let the baby rest, try to lie flat or half -bed, keep the respiratory tract open, and minimize the activity to reduce the consumption of oxygen.Pay attention to observing the baby’s breathing situation and find abnormal treatment in time.

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