Every year thousands of newborns and young children, especially those with weakened immune systems, catch colds and coughs. Most children suffer from this problem about seven times in the first year of their lives.
Children are exposed to different types of infectious pathogens due to the bacterial environment or the proximity of the infected person. Caring for a sick child can be equally difficult for parents and caregivers.
To reduce the fever and regulate body temperature in young children, give them cold water or sponge-bath two to three times a day. Soak the sponge in water at room temperature and squeeze out the excess water. And then clean the baby’s arms, legs, shoulders and lower back to lower the temperature. Another option is to have a steep bandage on your head. Keep changing the soaked strip every few minutes. (Note: Do not use excessively cold water as this may increase the internal body temperature.)
Eating a handful of fresh roasted chickpeas with turmeric and salt in the morning and in the evening while sleeping (do not drink water on top) eliminates the persistent cold and cough.
The American Academy of Pediatrics refuses to give cold-cough medicines to children under the age of six. Because these drugs have the potential to have fatal side effects. It is best to treat these adverse conditions naturally. Home remedies relieve colds and coughs in children and strengthen their immune system.
Try a home remedy instead of taking cough medicine or syrup to get rid of cough. With the help of these home remedies you will get immediate relief from cough. In fact, many people drink syrup after coughing and the syrup also relieves cough. But the syrup is not considered good for health.
However people do not know what to do in the changing seasons to get rid of cough. As soon as the heat starts, children who drink cold water get sore throats, even adults who have low immunity quickly fall prey to this seasonal cold-cough and whooping cough.
However, if your baby is less than three months old and has a fever, talk to your doctor. Nine effective remedies for children’s cold-cough:
In a pan, take four lemon juice, its peel and a teaspoon of ginger. Pour water in it so that all the organs are immersed in it. Cover and keep for 10 minutes. Separate the water thus prepared. Now mix the same amount of hot water in liquid water and honey to taste. Give children warm lemon water prepared in this way several times a day.
In six cups of water, simmer half a cup of chopped ginger slices and two small pieces of cinnamon for 20 minutes. Then strain it and mix it with sugar or honey and give it to the baby to drink several times a day. For children under one year of age, mix equal amount of hot water and drink it.
Honey is a safe remedy for children one year of age and younger who suffer from colds and coughs. Mix two teaspoons of raw honey and one teaspoon of lemon juice. If you drink every one hour, you will get relief. Mix honey in a glass of warm milk and drink it to relieve cough and chest. (Note: For children under one year of age, mix honey instead of sugar.)
Hot soup is also a good option for children under one year of age. It is mild and nutritious, and relieves congested cough and stuffy nose. The antioxidants present in it speed up the healing process. You can feed the children two to three times a day.
Vitamin-C present in oranges is helpful in increasing the formation of white blood cells. These cells fight the germs of fever and cold. Orange relieves cough, sore throat and runny nose by providing strength to the immune system. Give one to two glasses of orange juice daily to children under two years of age.