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Respiratory tract infections

Infections in children

Respiratory tract infections are the most common reason why children are taken to the doctor. The fact that young children get some form of a cold up to 12 times a year and school-age children probably still 4 to 6 times a year is quite normal.

One reason for the higher incidence among children is that their developing immune systems are still learning how to cope effectively with viruses and bacteria. In addition their social behaviour with closer physical contact to others gives micro-organisms greater opportunities to spread.

Unfortunately, children not only have more frequent bouts of respiratory tract infections, but these infections are usually also more severe than in adults. Narrower bronchi, sensitive mucosa and thick phlegm make it difficult and often painful for young children to cough.

In general, children′s body temperatures only rise at the onset of the illness. They feel tired and generally lethargic.

However, in the case of high fever (above 39°C), worsening cough or an increase in thickened mucus, a doctor should be consulted as soon as possible. In the event of a high fever, drinking plenty of fluids will reduce the risk of dehydration.

It is extremely important that respiratory tract infections are taken seriously and treated as soon as possible. There are many good reasons to treat the infection immediately: children suffer more from such illnesses; there is a greater chance of them developing a chronic infection or complications; and they need care and attention from their parents which involves absence from school and work.

EPs® 7630 is one of the best researched plant based cough & cold medicine in the world. It is indicated for all common respiratory tract infections and is suitable for adults and children from the age of one year.


Did you know?

It takes around ten years for the immune system to reach maturity and function at its peak. This is why children are more prone to catching colds.

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