Phyto Antitussive Medicines Affect the Cough Treatment for Covid-19's Children's Patients.

Kleva Shpati
Albanian University


Abstract Introductions: Cough was one of the most troubling symptoms for Covid-19 s patients treated at home. Fear of unknown virus, lead to the fair use of synthetic antitussive drugs compare to medicinal herbs with known antitussive properties. Pandemic year of Covid-19 brought a new approach to the use of medicinal plants. Cough is not only distressing to patients, but also increases the risk of community transmission by respiratory droplets. Stigmatization of patients with cough can occur, leading to social isolation, particularly during the infections with covid-19. Identifying ways to control Covid -19-associated cough could help to prevent community transmission and disease spread, as well as removing the stigma of this symptom. The aim of our survey was to know the cough treatments with Covid-19 children patients treated home with simple and moderate symptoms. The behaviors of pharmacist and doctors’ community for treating these symptoms with Phyto preparations. Material and methods: This is a survey study conducted in open big 10 network pharmacy of Tirana and to the 3 main ambulatory clinics of during of Tirana during the pandemic year 2021 for the period October -December 2021. We collected information concerning the use of antitussive medicine s in this period from a questionnaire distributed to pharmacist and doctors which consisting open and closed questions. The questionnaire includes a combination of original question containing both the qualitative and quantitative data. The questionnaire was validated by the biostatistical expert which recommend us to make two type of questions 1) multiple choice and 2) open questions Results Respondents demonstrated that antitussive medicinal plants were preferred compare with other alternatives. Mostly of the patients used in the wrong way in terms of frequency and durations. From the total 240 patients only 195 (81.25%) has given corrects to the pharmacists or have completed all the questions. From all the plants althea officinalis was the most used with 66% followed, by thymes vulgaris 29% the rest where different medicinal plants In conclusions is necessary knowledge to orients pediatrician for the right use of Phyto medicine. Plants Althea officinalis, Thymus Vulgaris can demonstrate the same efficacy compare with synthetic antitussive medicine, but less side effects. They must be well known through educations program. Side effects of medicinal Herbs are lower, and they may be used with their proper efficacy that they have and can use longer than synthetic ones.


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