The kid got his feet a little wet while walking, yesterday he only coughed. But today he lost his voice altogether. You probably also faced a similar situation. Loss of voice is a fairly common ailment that can be caused not only by hypothermia, but also by other reasons, among them: stress, fright, foreign body entering the larynx, etc.
Loss of voice in a child can be a consequence of emotional stress (fright, stress, fear). In this case, you cannot shout at him, scold him for any oversight, even talk with him in a raised voice. All these actions can only exacerbate an already difficult situation. Be sure to give your baby a sedative, just do not focus on this, so as not to cause a new wave of anxiety over the fact of taking the medication.
Laryngeal spasm is also one of the possible causes of voice loss. It occurs as a result of foreign bodies, chemical compounds or their vapors entering the larynx. As a result, the glottis closes, which, in turn, generates a lack of breathing. These types of spasms are usually not long-term. The larynx opens after the accumulation of carbon dioxide in the blood, respectively, breathing is restored. If a foreign object gets in, you cannot do without surgical intervention. A child who has a spasm of the larynx requires urgent hospitalization.
The voice can also disappear during a cold. To get it back, you need a glass of hot milk (up to 40 degrees). Melt 1 teaspoon of butter and 2 teaspoons of honey in it. Have the child drink this 2-3 times a day. After each time, wrap the baby's neck with a warm scarf and do not take off for at least half an hour. Another effective method of dealing with colds is inhalation. Mix chamomile, linden and eucalyptus (1: 1: 1). Pour 2 tablespoons of the collection with water (0.5 l). Then bring the water to a boil. Then place the pot of broth on the table and let the child breathe (steam) over it. From above, cover it with a large towel or blanket with its head so that the steam does not dissipate too quickly. It will be better if you put the baby on your lap and take shelter with him, otherwise he may burn himself with steam or a hot saucepan. After the procedure, wrap the child up, be sure to put a hat and warm socks on him.
If the baby has lost his voice, it is important that he speaks as little as possible, even in a whisper, since whispering the vocal cords experience the same tension as when screaming. Give him plenty of warm drink (not hot!), As liquid is needed to keep the throat moist.