With the advent of the baby into the world, parents are trying to protect him as much as possible from various infections and diseases. Unfortunately, this is not possible. Paradoxically, it sounds, but it is precisely various diseases and viruses that strengthen the crumbs' immunity, forcing him to work intensively and fight against illnesses. Parents are well aware that any pharmacological preparations can be given to the baby only by prescription of the attending specialist. One of these drugs is dioxidine in the nose for children. The features of taking this drug will be discussed in our article.
Dioxidine: instructions for use in the nose for children
Pharmacological drug Dioxidine belongs to the group of agents that have a broad effect. It Dioxidine helps the body to cope with various infections that entered the body. Dioxidine eliminates bacterial strains that some antibiotics cannot handle.
In the instructions for use of this pharmacological agent it is written that Dioxidin actively fights with various organisms of the pathogenic type, in particular:
- dysenteric pathogens;
- E. coli;
- stick pseudomonas;
- Klebsiella, etc.
In the pharmacy you can find Dioxidin of two types:
- ampoules with a solution;
Dioxidine mortar contains various concentrations, which are not recommended to be determined at all. Depending on the diagnosis, the attending specialist will prescribe Dioxidine with a concentration of 0.5 or 1%. Ointment differs only in weight. The percentage of Dioxidin in all tubes is the same and is 5%.
Indications for use
Pharmaceutical Dioxidine prescribed for use in the development of purulent pathologies, the occurrence of which is due to the ingestion of various microbes and infections. It is possible to apply means both internally, and outwardly. Let's take a closer look at when to take Dioxidin.
Dioxidine ointment or mortar fluid is used externally in the following cases:
- with the development of infection in burn wounds;
- in the presence of non-healing wounds;
- in case of development of phlegmon of soft tissue;
- with the appearance of trophic type ulcers;
- with osteomyelitis;
- for the treatment of pustular neoplasms.
Dioxidine mortar fluid is injected intracavitary method in the case of the following pathologies:
- lung abscesses;
- with the development of purulent processes in the cavity;
- in case of peritonitis;
- with purulent pleurisy;
- in case of cystitis;
- with mastitis, having a purulent nature;
- for the treatment of abscesses in soft tissues;
- for the speedy healing of postoperative scars and sutures on the biliary and urinary canals.
Recently, Dioxidine has been widely used in pediatric otolaryngology. Doctors prescribe this drug as nose drops for children. Dioxidine copes with a cold. Healing specialists strongly discourage Dioxidin from being used on its own, as the active substances it contains are, in fact, poisonous.
They prescribe such a pharmaceutical agent in exceptional cases, when there is a threat of the development of sinusitis or otitis of the purulent type in a child. Also, this drug is used only under the supervision of doctors in a hospital. Improper use of Dioxidin can damage the mucosal tissue of the baby’s nasal cavity.
How to use?
Dioxidine solution contained in ampoules can be dripped into children’s nose. There are no special drops on the basis of this substance in pharmaceutical points. Due to the fact that Dioxidine is considered a potent agent, it is best for children to drip into the nose a solution with a lower concentration of 0.5%. In cases where you have purchased ampoules with a 1% Dioxidine content in solution, the drug should be diluted with saline or boiled water in proportions of 1: 1.
Before use, using a special file, open the ampule with Dioxidine. The child is best placed on a horizontal surface and slightly lift his head. Using a pipette from the ampoule, you need to collect the solution and drip 1-2 drops in each nostril. Before using Dioxidine, the nasal cavity of the crumbs should be cleaned of mucus and crusts formed.
Do not use mortar to wipe the nasal cavity with a tampon. In this case, it is likely that Dioxidin will damage the mucous tissue. The procedure should be carried out no more than 3 times a day. The treatment course should last 3-5 days. If the improvement is inconspicuous, contact your primary care pediatrician or otolaryngologist.
Contraindications and side effects
The only contraindication to the use of Dioxidin in children in the nose is individual intolerance. An allergic reaction may occur in a child. With long-term use of Dioxidine or violation of the prescribed dosage, side effects may occur, in particular:
- a slight increase in the temperature threshold;
- allergic rash;
- dry mucous coating;
- dyspeptic disorders.
Treatment specialists are still debating about the use of this drug as drops for children. Self-treatment is better not to start and carry out treatment only under the supervision of a pediatrician.
Many mothers share their opinions and leave comments on various forums about whether Dioxidine can be dripped into the ampoules in the nose of children. Most mothers do not even know about the existence of such a drug.
Some parents say that Dioxidin coped well with the runny nose of their crumbs, only it needs to be diluted with water or saline. And a number of mothers leave comments that their attending pediatricians in no way recommend to drip Dioxidine solution into their nose for children.
As you can see, how many people have so many opinions, so do not conduct any medical procedures yourself. Consult with a specialist, take the baby for examination. To take any drugs, including Dioxidin, the child is better under the constant supervision of a pediatrician.