Colds & earaches in children
Good English language skills are usually helpful when advising foreign-language customers. If their child has a severe cold parents usually look for quick help at the pharmacy. PTA-Forum has compiled the most important vocabulary, questions and advice on the subject of "Colds and earaches in children".
Colds are considerably more frequent among children than adults, as a child’s immune system is not yet fully developed. In most cases, these colds and the symptoms disappear within a few days. Especially babies and infants suffer a lot from cold symptoms: runny or congested nose, sore throatcough and headache. Additionally, the little ones frequently get earache, which can develop into otitisinflammation of the middle ear. In this case, on principle it is advisable to see a paediatrician for clarification of its cause.
Many parents naturally want to help their child as quickly as possible and seek advice at the chemist’s first. Before any medicine can be recommended, PTA or the pharmacist needs to ask some questions and clarify if self-medication can be responsibly commended. As is known, when recommending any drugs, the child’s age must be taken into consideration.
Important questions for the consultation
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|ätherische Öle||essential oils|
|Brusteinreibung||rubbing the chest|
|Hals-Nasen-Ohren-Arzt||ear-nose-and-throat specialist (ENT)|
|Mittelohrentzündung||otitis, inflammation of the middle ear|
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Respiratory tract infections in children
In the first years of life, our immune system step by step learns to deal with the various pathogens. Hence it is not surprising that babies and infants often suffer from a respiratory infection, some of them up to twelve times a year. In the course of the infection the nose becomes completely congested,...
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Common cold or allergy
Decongestant nasal drops and sprays are in season all year round. When used permanently, they cause addiction, as the nasal mucous membrane swells chronically. There is therefore a need for advice.
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In the case of sudden diarrhoea, those affected usually first ask the pharmacy for advice and seek rapid help against their symptoms.