In the hot summer days, when air conditioning brings coolness, it also brings trouble to some parents. A mother said: “My child coughs when he enters the air-conditioned room. It is always bad when it is intermittent. Cold medicine, cough medicine, and antibiotics have not been effective.” A father said: “My child is blowing air conditioners.” Uncomfortable, can’t help but cough, go to the hospital for examination, there is no fault, it is with the air conditioning bar.” Every July and August, such children are not uncommon in the clinic, most of them are suffering from “air conditioning cough.”
What is “air conditioning cough”
As the name implies, the coughing episodes of patients with “air-conditioning cough” are directly related to air-conditioning. They are visible to adults and children. They are more common in people with airway sensitivity (only those who have a cold or allergies), and the upper respiratory tract is suddenly stimulated by cold air, resulting in trachea. Bronchial reflex, causing cough and wheezing, is an allergic cough or irritating cough. In addition, indoor environmental sanitation is poor, poor ventilation or excessive dust mites, it is also easy to induce respiratory allergies, aggravating the symptoms of “air conditioning cough.”
From the perspective of Chinese medicine, cold air, dust, dust mites or germs in the process of air-conditioning use belong to the category of “cold evil” and “wind evil”. When the outdoor temperature is high, the pores of the human body are in an open state, and it is loose and sloppy. At this time, it enters the air-conditioned room. The cold evil and the wind evil take advantage of it. Some people are prone to cough, heavy air, nasal congestion, runny nose and other symptoms. It belongs to the wind and cold cough.
If the air conditioner is used for a long time, its dehumidification will reduce the indoor humidity and cause the “dryness” that Chinese medicine calls. Long-term in such an environment, easy to cause dry evil to the lungs, showing symptoms such as dry cough, throat itching, dry throat, dry mouth and other symptoms, is a dry cough.
People with cold lungs and cold winds are more likely to suffer from cold in the low temperature environment of air conditioners, and have symptoms such as coughing white, cold, and fatigue, which are symptoms of cold and cough.
Three types, symptomatic prevention
Treatment of “air conditioning cough” must be clear cough cause, can not blindly take antibiotics, antitussives, should be different for different types of cough, using different methods to achieve hurricane solution, moistening and pharyngeal, cold and warm lungs .
Children with wind-cold cough often show symptoms such as cough, nasal congestion, and sputum. TCM treatment mainly relies on dispelling cold, relieving cough and removing phlegm, and depending on the condition, it is treated with Mahuang Decoction or Guizhi Decoction. 3 small pieces of ginger can be used for the diet, chopped, and cooked with a handful of rice into a thin porridge. Eat 2 times a day for 3 to 5 days. It has the effect of warming the spleen and stomach, dispersing the wind and cold, and benefiting the lungs. If the child is easy to cough and has low immunity, he can be treated in the summer. The action of the drug on the acupuncture points on the chest or back of the baby can not only effectively alleviate the “air conditioning cough”, but also significantly reduce the number of respiratory infections in the child.
Children with dry cough often show dry cough without phlegm, itchy throat, dry throat, sore throat, which can be accompanied by dry mouth and mouth, hoarseness, red tongue, and less moss. Chinese medicine treatment is mainly to clear the wind and clear the lungs, moistening dryness and relieving cough. It can be added to or removed from Qingzao Jifei Decoction. It can also take the appropriate amount of Pueraria, Reed Root and Rhizoma Imperatae, and decoction on behalf of tea. In addition, radish Chenpi soup, Chuanbei stewed Sydney, white fungus sugar candy, Sydney almond porridge and other therapeutic methods are also a good choice.
Children with deficient cold cough often show cough and weakness, occasionally asthma, shortness of breath, accompanied by cold, cold hands and feet, and symptoms such as poor bowel movements. Traditional Chinese medicine treatment is mainly based on Yiqi solid table, which can be added or subtracted from Yupingfeng. In the lungs and large intestines, the lack of lungs often causes dry stools. Daily use can be used to drink scutellaria, scutellaria, and schisandra. Eat more yam, pig lungs, lotus seeds, lily, kiwi, etc., have the effect of supplementing the lungs and qi. “Sanfu paste” has the effect of replenishing the lungs and kidneys and enhancing immunity, and has a significant effect on children with debilitating lung.
Daily care is essential
Drink warm water and refuse cold drinks. Appropriate hydration can effectively alleviate the dry discomfort caused by air conditioning. It can also be used for decoction of honeysuckle, chrysanthemum, rehmannia, etc., not only to clear away heat and detoxification, but also to prevent pathogens from invading.
Use air conditioners reasonably. The air conditioning temperature should be kept at 26 °C ~ 28 °C, the use of air conditioning time should not be too long, and should always open the window to change air to ensure air circulation, indoor air fresh. Clean the air conditioning filter in time to prevent the growth and growth of pathogenic microorganisms.
Anti-cough first prevent colds. It is very important to prevent colds. When the climate changes, parents should increase or decrease their clothes in time for their children. In time, they should strengthen their training and improve their ability to “devil”. Children who have frequent colds can take 15 grams of astragalus and 7 red dates every day. Decoction can be used for tea. Long-term use can enhance the body’s immunity and reduce the occurrence of colds.
Life should be reasonable. Parents should help their children to establish good living habits, ensure adequate sleep, and have a proper diet. They can properly eat lungs such as pears and radishes, which have certain preventive effects on cough.