Angina in children under one year old
Complications that can occur in young children with angina
Isolate both the early complications of angina, andLater. Complications of the early occur during the course of the disease and are usually due to the spread of inflammation to tissues and organs (nearby). These are complications such as: sinusitis, peritonsillitis, purulent lymphadenitis of lymph nodes (regional), otitis media, tonsillogenic mediastinitis, paratonsillar abscess. Complications of late develop after a few weeks and have usually an infectious-allergic etiology (post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis, rheumatic carditis, articular rheumatism).
How to determine what type of angina in a baby
In children up to one year, a viralangina. Clearly visible at the examination of the larynx are small shiny red vesicles, which are located along the edge of the sky. In this case, "noticeable" reddened tonsils, tongue surrounded. The heat rises even to 40 degrees. The child suffers from the urge to vomit. As a rule, such a sore throat is not of great danger.
With lacunar or purulent angina, the causative agentWhich serves as a streptococcus, the tonsils and the posterior sky are strewn with white vesicles and strongly hyperemic. This type of sore throat is fraught with complications, so with all seriousness you need to approach its treatment.
If you look at the baby you see bright redTonsils and thick plaque (yellow, dirty gray, white), then immediately call a doctor. Since this can be a sign of diphtheria, infectious mononucleosis and other diseases that are treated in the hospital.
This disease can give a differentClinical picture and flow in different ways. A child under one year of angina has a sudden increase in body temperature, increases submandibular and cervical lymph nodes, reddens the throat, enlarges the tonsils and has a plaque. And also the kid often holds his tummy, begins to cry, he has diarrhea, appetite disappears, because of the pain he refuses to eat.
How is angina treated in small children?
You should know that angina is a disease,Which can not be treated independently, especially when it comes to children up to a year. Even if the crumb is in a satisfactory state, the disease can be complicated by rheumatism, nephritis (kidney damage), carditis (cardiac damage). In addition, angina and other diseases can be masked. For example, scarlet fever, infectious mononucleosis, measles, so without the help of a specialist to treat this disease is very dangerous.
At the slightest suspicion of angina at the baby,Urgently call a doctor on the house. The sooner you call the doctor, the sooner he will examine the child. The doctor in such cases should assign some tests. This is an analysis of urine and blood to assess the severity of the disease and eliminate complications. And also a swab from the mouth and nose to exclude diphtheria.
In modern pediatrics, there are manyDrugs that help qualitatively and quickly cure angina in infants. The basic rule is strict adherence to all the recommendations of your doctor. In no case should you stop treatment, even if your baby is feeling better. Especially it is impossible to reduce the amount of medications taken independently. When the treatment is interrupted, it is possible to get a microbe resistant to drugs in the oropharynx. It can lead to repeated, even more severe infections. Along with medicamental treatment, doctors recommend additional measures that can be performed at home independently.