The etiological treatment of dry barking cough in a child is to eliminate the causes of this symptom.
In whooping cough it is important to provide increased humidity and minimize any external irritating factors so as not to provoke coughing attacks. Children of two or three years are prescribed physiotherapeutic treatment in the form of oxygen therapy, the administration of antitoxic antitussive gammaglobulin, and in more severe cases - antibiotics (groups of erythromycin, macrolides, cephalosporins). Read more - Treatment of whooping cough
How to relieve dry barking cough in a child? Methods of treatment of acute inflammation of the trachea, as well as medications prescribed for this disease, are described in detail in the material - Tracheitis in a child
In acute stenosing laryngitis or false croup (requiring urgent hospitalization of the child in 5-15% of cases), oxygen therapy and nebulizer inhalations with dry barking cough in a child with glucocorticosteroids - Dexamethasone (Decadron), Pulcicortum (Budesonide) or Fluticasone (Flixotide) . If necessary, GCS can be administered orally and parenterally. Also make inhalations of epinephrine - in severe cases; racemic adrenaline usually leads to a reduction in the severity of the condition for 10-20 minutes approximately the next two hours. With obstruction of the airways and the development of progressive hypoxia, endotracheal intubation is performed - intubation of the trachea. In critical situations - with stenosis of the larynx and asphyxia - resort to intensive therapy with the use of artificial ventilation.
Since false groats are usually a viral disease, antibiotics are not needed, and the Cochrane Review of the Use of Antibiotics for Acute Laryngitis (2016) confirmed that antibacterial drugs do not do any good. However, if a secondary bacterial infection is suspected, antibiotics (Azithromycin, Vancomycin, Cefotaxime, etc.) are prescribed. In severe cases associated with influenza A or B, antiviral inhibitors of viral n-proteins can be used.
What cough medicines, with which dry cough becomes productive (with sputum discharge), what inhalations are recommended and how to correctly apply alternative treatment and herbal therapy, is described in detail in publications - Treatment of dry cough in a child and Barking cough in a child
And if cough has an allergic etiology, then antihistamines are prescribed for the removal of edema (Suprastin, Tavegil, Fenistil, etc.), as well as funds for the expansion of bronchial tubes (bronchodilators). For more details see - Allergic cough in children
Ascaride is usually taken out by Pyrantel in the form of a suspension or syrup: the drug is taken once, and the dosage is calculated by the weight of the child -10 ml per kilogram. Nausea and intestinal disorders are possible as side effects of this drug.