Unfortunately, it is not always the common cold and ARVI can pass without a trace, especially in childhood. Against the background of these diseases, in some cases, complications develop, and the treatment tactics in this case will differ significantly from the edema of viral ailments. In children with acute respiratory viral infections, the respiratory tract suffers in the first place, and ENT pathologies often develop. How to treat it? And most importantly, how to avoid complications?
"Polydex with phenylephrine": expert reviews
The drug Polydex - a new generation intended for the treatment of ENT - pathologies. In the practice of the ENT doctor, it is often necessary to encounter such complications as otitis, tonsillitis, sinusitis and sinusitis, which are formed as a result of the addition of secondary pathogenic microflora. For these reasons, treatment involves the mandatory use of antibiotics, which can be used in both general and local treatment.
Most often, treatment begins with local drugs that contain antibiotics and come in the form of drops or sprays. A number of antibiotics and hormonal substances are considered in the composition of polydexes. And it is precisely this circumstance that most often frightens parents, who are prescribed it for children. But these fears in most cases are simply not justified. When purulent inflammation without antibiotics can not do. Otherwise, ordinary rhinitis, may undergo a serious transformation and, instead of successfully ending in 5-7 days, becomes protracted with the formation of a purulent discharge from the nasal cavity. Antibiotics, which are contained in polydex, are aimed at treating and combating such complications.
In the pharmacy network, you can find 2 variants of the drug Polydex - a spray for the nose and ear drops. The difference between them will be the availability of phenylephrine (nasal spray). Phenylephrine is a vasoconstrictor substance that is successfully used in ENT practice for the treatment of rhinitis. According to reviews of consumers who used the drug, with local exposure to substances quickly reduces swelling, which eliminates the nasal congestion and the abundant formation of secretions.
Drops "Polydex": indications for use
According to the annotations of polydexes, this is a combined drug, with a pronounced antimicrobial, bactericidal and anti-inflammatory effect. Scope - ENT pathology.
The drug contains neomycin, an antibiotic that is active against a wide range of pathogenic aerobic and some anaerobic pathogens. Especially active drug struggling with Staphylococcus aureus, which is the main source of complications.
Neomycin in combination with polymyxin makes it possible to widely expand the spectrum of action against many bacteria that are responsible for purulent complications in the paranasal sinuses.
Also included is dexamethasone, a hormonal drug that has a pronounced anti-inflammatory and anti-edema effect. In combination with antibiotics, dexamethasone begins to work more actively.
Usually, the drug is prescribed for infectious-inflammatory diseases of the nasal cavity, paranasal sinuses and nasopharynx, with purulent rhinitis, rhinopharyngitis, sinusitis, sinusitis. Also in the prevention and treatment of post-surgical interventions.
Like any drug, Polydex has its own indications and contraindications to use. An absolute contraindication to the use is considered an intolerance to the components of the drug. Nasal spray is prohibited to use with suspected or diagnosed glaucoma, with renal failure, hypertension.
Ear drops are not prescribed in the case of viral pathologies, with perforation of the eardrum. Contraindications to the use of polydex are also pregnancy, breastfeeding and children up to 2.5 years.
How effective is Polydex Nose Spray for treating children?
- Polydex Nose Spray is a new generation of drugs, and is currently the most effective and efficient in the case of its local use. Positive feedback among patients burned about the impressive results and quick results of treatment.
- According to studies, in patients with sinusitis, on the 5th day of the use of the drug, nasal discharge ceased, headache and pain in the region of the maxillary sinuses, nasal congestion disappeared. And on the 10th day of application of the remedy, clinical recovery occurred.
Analogs of the drug
In pharmacies, you can find a drug like Maxitrol. Like Polydex, it contains polymyxin, neomycin and dexamethasone. Maxitrol is a structural analogue of polydext, but the identity of the drugs lies only in the composition of the active substances. Parents should remember that Maxitrol is used exclusively in ophthalmology. For these reasons, you should not believe advisers that Polydex can be easily replaced with Maxitrol.
For successful treatment of complications of respiratory diseases and inflammatory diseases, the main condition is the participation of the doctor. Polydex drug categorically does not accept self-treatment and self-assignment, especially in the treatment of children even older than 2.5 years of age. In children under 12 years of age when using Polydex it is necessary to strictly observe the dosage, otherwise it will be difficult to avoid complications.