Cough - is not a disease.Cough is a symptom of an upper respiratory tract infection, or the result of excessive load on the larynx and trachea (excessive exercise on the background of improper breathing, loud talking or shouting for a long time, etc.), or as a consequence of the transferred colds.

Unfortunately, not always the antibiotics can help in getting rid of the cough.They will be absolutely meaningless in the case of viral diseases or by mechanical damage to the throat.Note that cough - is the result of the activity of microorganisms that are on the throat mucosa, where actively multiply and in the event of death - poisoning the blood of man a huge number of toxins.

Expert opinion: The cough is not always caused by microorganisms.Inhalation of toxic substances cough can be caused by irritation of the respiratory tract mucosa, and between the two the cough center in the brain.

Naturally, the body begins to actively resist similar poisoning, resulting from virus infected cells cease

to separate the liquid.Excess liquid provoke swelling, which in turn cause a spasm of the respiratory tract.

Expert opinion: the author described pathogenetic mechanism of coughing is not clear.If it affects the mucous membrane of the virus damaged, broken mucus, irritated cough receptors - develops a cough.Cough is a defensive mechanism, which aims at the removal of foreign bodies, excessive accumulation of mucus and microorganisms from the tracheobronchial tree.Spasm of the airways may be due to spasm of the muscle layer of the walls of the respiratory tract, as well as due to the swelling of the mucous membrane, however, it will not spasm, swelling and proper.

Considering all the above, it should be understood that the use of antibiotics for coughs justified, and most importantly - effective only if precisely known form of microflora, struck the respiratory tract.

therefore prescribe antibiotics to treat cough is allowed only after obtaining the patient's sputum analysis, while making her crop on sensitivity to antibiotics.The only way to determine which antibiotics will be effective in this particular case.

Expert opinion: This statement is completely wrong.When coughing appointed antibiotics and without determining the microbial flora that caused the disease because culture results are only ready in 3-4 days from the date of collection of material, and the patient should be treated.This treatment is called the empirical method and used in most cases in the name of the patient.

is important to remember that the uncontrolled use of antibiotics will not cure the disease, but with great probability will lead to addiction or dysbiosis.And then when the antibiotic is really the only way to cure, they simply will not have the desired effects on the body.

Expert opinion: A few words about addiction.Here the author is referring to is not the patient's addiction to the drug, and the development of dead bacteria.

Use antibiotics to treat coughs only advisable if the cough is a symptom:

  • pneumonia;
  • acute or chronic bronchitis;
  • pleurisy;
  • tracheitis;
  • tuberculosis.

Expert Opinion: Again, it is worth noting that there are viral pneumonia and in which antibiotics are not assigned.Many acute bronchitis also have a viral origin.In chronic bronchitis antibiotics are not always shown.Tracheitis often the result of viral infections, specifically influenza.

Important Note: in acute bronchitis is no therapeutic effect, will not have a broad-spectrum antibiotics!Only targeted drugs prescribed after a full examination.

Expert opinion: The contradiction of the author of this article lies in the fact that in the beginning it is said about the need for prescribing antibiotics for coughs, bronchitis caused by the development, and a little below it was noted that in acute bronchitis atibakterialnye drugs do not work.The truth is that if the acute bronchitis is caused by bacteria, treatment with antibiotics.If bronchitis is caused by a virus, antibiotics are not used.How to identify viral or bacterial bronchitis?In the first stages in any way.Two or three days treat symptomatic drugs, that is, reduce the heat, prescribed antitussive, or expectorant.When sputum green or yellow, you can say with certainty that bacterial bronchitis.

If coughing is a sign of anything other than the above-mentioned diseases, a much more effective treatment will be the usual antitussive drugs able to reduce the cough reflex and facilitate expectoration, with its pre-dilution.

Expert opinion: In a dry hacking cough and painful antitussives used within 1-2 days.When dry cough becomes less common cold preparations overturned.When appointed sputum expectorant.If the cough is moist, you can not use antitussives, as can aggravate the condition.

also quite effective is the use of local emollients, which are applied to the mucous membrane of the upper respiratory tract:

  • inhalations with the addition of mint and eucalyptus essential oils;
  • gargling with a solution of baking soda;
  • lubrication mucosal surface Lugol's solution;
  • lubrication and rinsing of the upper respiratory tract of sea buckthorn oil.

Expert Opinion: These four points are only to cough, which is caused by inflammatory changes in the throat.

Regardless of the assigned forms of treatment, should be taken as a lot of liquid.It helps eliminate toxins faster and get rid of the cough.

even more careful attention should be given cough treatment with antibiotics in children.Needless to remind that no initiative is unacceptable - only the total control by the pediatrician.Before you start to use any antibiotics, should be strictly necessary to carry out tests on the susceptibility of a particular antibiotic child and its ability to cause allergic reactions.Any injection of the antibiotic the child is required to be preceded by a skin test.

Expert opinion: This is the ideal.In practice, this in most cases is carried out for various reasons.

Do not focus on the results obtained once upon a time: allergies can emerge as a birthday or be acquired during the life of the child.

Regardless of the type of antibiotic and duration of his admission, the child is assigned parallel antihistamine course, and after antibiotic treatment - prevention of dysbiosis course (for example, the preparation "Hilak forte").

its effectiveness time and again confirmed in practice in the treatment of potential bacterial pathogens, acute diseases accompanied by cough, proven antibiotic doxycycline, which is, moreover, a very affordable and easy to use.Appointed by this drug to children older than eight years and adults, ten-day course at 100mg internally every twelve hours.Azithromycin is also effective, five-day course, once daily 500 mg on the first day and 250 mg in the next four days.

Once again you should pay attention - you can not independently take the first available antibiotics for coughs, even if someone with similar symptoms, they helped.