In winter, viruses and bacteria that cause colds syndrome are more commonly found in the air. Therefore, cough is more common in children in this season. Kadıköy Şifa Suadiye Polyclinic Child Health and Diseases Specialist View Nilgün's Full Profile “In general, in general, all our infections are coughed, but our aim is not to cough, but to eliminate the cough-causing infection or discomfort.”
: What causes cough in children?
Dr. Nilgün Gökyayla: Cough occurs due to infection, aspiration, foreign body, reactive airway, cystic fibrosis, gastroesophageal reflux, passive smoking and anatomical anomalies.
: What are the reasons that occur more frequently in winter?
Dr. Nilgün Gökyayla: In winter, viruses and bacteria that cause colds syndrome are more commonly found in the air. In addition, the school environment, public indoor living spaces also affect this frequency.
: Why do children cough more at night?
Dr. Nilgün Gökyayla: In particular, coughs due to upper respiratory tract infection are observed at night. In nasal position the nasal discharge flows to the bronchial tree and stimulates the cough reflex.
: What are the precautions that parents can take against cough?
Dr. Nilgün Gökyayla: The family should be patient about this and behave as directed by their physicians.
: Does the use of a cold steam engine benefit against cough?
Dr. Nilgün Gökyayla: Cold steam machine nasopharyngitis or Rhinosinusit cough due to nasal congestion that we call also benefit.
: What are the coughing or coughing diseases?
Dr. Nilgün Gökyayla: Diseases such as reactive airway disease, all upper respiratory tract infections, bronchitis, pneumonia, whooping cough, measles, croup, cystic fibrosis are associated with coughing.
: How is cough treated according to these diseases?
Dr. Nilgün Gökyayla: In general, all our coughs are related to infections, our general aim is not to cough, but to eliminate the cough-causing infection or discomfort. bronchial openers and nasal opening drugs.
: In which cases should a doctor be consulted?
Dr. Nilgün Gökyayla: If the cough comes in the form of a crisis, if accompanied by fever, affects daily activities and night's sleep, consult a doctor.
: Is there a possibility of allergies in children with chronic cough?
Dr. Nilgün Gökyayla: Coughs lasting longer than 8 weeks If prolonged cough is observed at the end of each influenza infection, allergy should be investigated as the underlying cause.
: How to treat allergic cough?
Dr. Nilgün Gökyayla: Allergic cough is treated with bronchial openers and protective antiallergics in the acute phase. In chronic phase, it is treated with inhaled steroids.