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How to treat quinsy at the kid? The truth and myths

When my child got sick with quinsy, I saw a doctor at once. What my surprise when on a question was: How many times to process a throat Lugol? the pediatrician answered: At all . Then I learned that the majority of my ideas of quinsy were myths.

Myth 1. About greasing of almonds Lugol solution

Since the childhood we got used that this unpleasant procedure - an obligatory component of treatment of quinsy. Therefore words of the doctor first aroused mistrust. What are you surprised? There was time when also kerosene was considered as an effective remedy of treatment of a sore throat - the doctor began to explain. It appears, the modern medicine does not recommend to use greasing of almonds at treatment of quinsy, especially at children for a long time. When processing a throat solution of Lugol or iodine, it is torn off the top layer of a mucous membrane, and microbes get into almonds more deeply.

Now quinsy is treated by more sparing means - rinsing and aerosols. To small children appoint Ingalipt the rendering anti-inflammatory and analgesic effect. But what to do if the child is too small and is not able to rinse a throat? In this case it is necessary to gather solution for rinsing in the syringe, to incline the child over a bathroom and to place the end of the syringe in a mouth corner. Kids can so irrigate a mouth even.

Myth 2. About temperature. To force down or not to force down?

Knows that temperature - a sign of fight of an organism against an infection. Therefore the popular belief that she cannot be hit at once, say, let an organism will fight. But at high temperature at the child spasms can begin. Children need to force down temperature if it rises higher than 38,5 degrees. However if the child has diseases of heart and nervous system, it is necessary to force down temperature already at 37,5 - 38 degrees.

Myth 3.

All of us know about antibiotics that antibiotics kill not only harmful microbes, but also protective cages and useful bacteria of our organism. Therefore often parents stop treatment by an antibiotic after reduction of symptoms of an illness. Temperature fell down, the child quickened, runs, eats with appetite why to stuff it with drugs and to reduce immunity?

Reduction of external displays of an illness does not mean at all that there is no infection left in an organism. If to cease to give antibiotics earlier, than the doctor appointed, the illness will return, as a rule, in more severe form and with complications. At the remained microbes resistance to an antibiotic is developed, and further it will be harmless to them. Then it is necessary to replace medicine with more strong. Therefore it is impossible to interrupt the treatment appointed by the doctor independently at all.

Myth 4. About overcooling

As can often be heard from adults: There now, wetted legs, froze, the throat will hurt now! Actually quinsy is caused by microbes which are carried vozdushno - a drop way. So the etiology is covered not in overcooling at all, and in contact with the sick person. Another thing is that overcooling reduces immunity, and it is more difficult for organism to fight against the microbes which got to it.

Myth 5. About drinks

At quinsy needs to give to drink plentifully to the child sour drinks - partly this veracious statement. Plentiful drink will help an organism to get rid of toxins, but here very sour drinks will irritate the inflamed mucous membrane of a throat. It is impossible to give to the kid the aerated and hot drinks, they also irritate a sore throat.

It is necessary to give to the child warm drink, tea with a lemon and a camomile is better. Instead of sugar it is better to add the honey possessing the softening and bactericidal properties.

This case set me thinking. Often we believe that we know everything about an illness. However our habitual ideas of treatment of an illness not always are true. Therefore self-treatment even checked in the ways can bring less benefit, than recommendations of the qualified specialist.