Pediatric pulmonologist in Kharkiv
Pediatric pulmonology deals with diagnostics, treatment and prevention of bronchopulmonary disorders in children from the first day of life and up to 18 years.
The immunity of the child is not able to withstand infectious agents as effectively as in adults, therefore they are more susceptible to catarrhal diseases. Imperfect functioning of the immune system also increases the risk of the rapid development of dangerous complications: a cold can develop into bronchitis or pneumonia.
What is a pediatric pulmonologist?
Pediatric pulmonologist is a doctor engaged in the treatment of diseases of the respiratory system. Many respiratory diseases have similar symptoms. For example, a child’s cough develops in both tracheitis and asthma, despite the fact that the pathologies are caused by different factors and require a different approach to therapy. Therefore, self-treatment of catarrhal diseases in children does not lead to a result as uncontrolled intake of medicines only conceals the symptoms, hinders to establish an accurate diagnosis and increases the risk of complications. The disease which seemed a common catarrhal disease to parents, may in fact be a manifestation of cystic fibrosis or an acute allergic reaction.
Pulmonologists treat the following diseases:
- cystic fibrosis;
- bronchial asthma;
- respiratory infections.
Respiratory pathologies develop for various reasons:
- genetic predisposition;
- weakening of immunity on the background of stress, mental or physical exertion;
- general hypothermia;
- anatomical features of the respiratory organs;
- adverse environment.
A pediatric pulmonologist will determine the exact cause of cough in a child; determine the factors that provoked the disease, and select the effective therapy.
When should the achild contact a pediatric pulmonologist?
Cough in children is not the only reason to seek medical help.
The symptoms of respiratory dysfunction in newborn babies are as follows:
- blue lips and facial skin;
- laborious breathing in sleep;
- increase in body temperature;
- atony and apathy;
- increased crying.
Frequent cold in a child can indicate latent pathological changes in the respiratory organs.
Alarming signs are the following manifestations:
- dyspnoea with slight physical exertion;
- increased fatigue;
- poor appetite.
Treatment of cough in children is started with a general examination of the young patient. The pulmonologist listens to complaints, assesses the shape of the chest, the color of the skin, auscultates to the work of the lungs. If necessary, the doctor prescribes a number of studies: general urine and blood tests, sputum tests, chest X-ray and others. Based on the results, a treatment regimen is developed.
After recovery, prevention of colds in children is recommended. It includes the immune system reinforcement with the help of vitamin complexes, immunomodulators, and regular moderate physical loads. It is important to reduce stress levels, eliminate the likelihood of inhalation of toxins or allergens. A pulmonologist may recommend periodic inhalations, balneotherapy, sunbathing. Following the advice of a doctor will help reduce the frequency of catarrhal diseases in a child.
It is possible to undergo the treatment of cough in children in the medical center “ON Clinic Kharkiv”. In our clinic, all conditions have been created for the rapid recovery of young patients: experienced pulmonologists work here; and diagnostics is performed on modern medical equipment. You can make an appointment for an examination by the contact telephone number specified on the site
|Primary consultation of a pediatric pulmonologist||400 uah|
|Repeated consultation of a pediatric pulmonologist||350 uah|
|Reappointment of a pediatric pulmonologist after a fixed time||400 uah|
|ONLINE-Primary consultation of a pediatric pulmonologist||400 uah|
|ONLINE-Repeated consultation of a pediatric pulmonologist||350 uah|
|ONLINE-Reappointment of a pediatric pulmonologist after a fixed time||400 uah|