One of the dangers: laryngitis
Weiwei is ill, itchy nose, runny nose from time to time, occasionally coughing, touching his forehead with a low fever, and eating less. The parents knew that the child had a cold and gave him some anti-cold medicines. Unexpectedly, the next day, Wei Wei suddenly issued “empty, empty…” The cough sounds like a dog barking. Careful mother also found that Weiwei’s breathing was not smooth, and there was a whistle-like shrill voice in his throat. The couple felt the situation was serious and rushed the child to hospital. The pediatrician made a careful examination and diagnosed acute laryngitis. Then he hung the needle for the child and connected the oxygen tube for oxygen transfusion treatment.
Doctor’s Comment: Laryngitis refers to the inflammation of laryngeal mucosa in children, often as a result of the spread of viruses or bacteria from the upper respiratory tract after a cold. Children’s throat is dry, blood vessels are fragile, local resistance is low, once pathogenic microorganisms invade, it can cause inflammation, is a common complication of cold. Because there is a voice organ in the larynx, which is called vocal cord in medicine. Once it is attacked by inflammation, it will affect the vocalization. This is the mystery of Weiwei’s cough like barking. It is called barking cough in medicine. It is a typical signal of laryngitis. Hoarseness and shortness of breath will occur when it develops. If there is a whistle-like sharp voice in the larynx, which is called throat ringing in medicine, it shows that the larynx is not very smooth, there are signs of dyspnea, and the condition develops to the stage of laryngeal obstruction. Although Weiwei has had throat ringing and throat obstruction, it is still mild and belongs to 1-2 degrees. After reasonable treatment, he will soon get better. This is due to parents’high alertness and timely admission. Laryngeal obstruction is the most common and dangerous pathological change of laryngitis. It can cause asphyxia and endanger life in light cases and in severe cases.
Countermeasure: Once a child has laryngitis, the only choice is to send it to the hospital in time for treatment. Never delay a child’s fever because of inconvenience of traffic at midnight or the combination of storms and rains until the next day, because only specialist doctors can be competent for emergency treatment such as infusion or tracheotomy. In addition, antitussive drugs should not be taken casually. Some antitussive drugs (such as antitussive drugs containing morphine) can cause difficulty in expelling phlegm, thus aggravating respiratory obstruction.