Question: My baby is 2 weeks old. She had cough and cold since 3 days, the doctor has prescribed medicines.. now the cold is almost gone but the cough has dried...she becomes totally restless while coughing...
Following are a few remedies that can help your baby
Slice up a fresh onion and keep in near your baby sulfur content in onion draws out mucus and fluid in r body .
Run a humidifier through the room to help moisten the air and help baby breathe
You may keep a bowl of hot water with 3-4 drops of eucalyptus oil to it to help relieve congestion.
Saline water drops
1-2 drops in each nostril shall help loosen up the mucus and expel it from your babys body .
Add 1-2 drops of eucalyptus oil to a tissue paper and keep it near baby to help breathe .
Elevate your babys head with the help of a pillow to help him breathe and drain down mucus.
Add 2 spoons of ajwain to a cotton cloth heat it on a tava and check on your inner wrist for temperature is mild warm apply on your baby's chest ,neck and nose .
Gently dab for 3-5 mins and cover your baby, hold him upright and gently Pat his back to break congestion.
Came across a doctor who prescribe
Mucolite it's an mucus thinner which works by thinning the mucos and draining it out of baby body by poop
It took a 3-4 days but I'd worked
The quantity would depend on the weight so would suggest consult your pediatrician regarding same .
Apart from that
Massage your baby with a mustard oil heated on a low flame with 4-5 garlic cloves
Drain and apply when mild warm
And ensure you cover him well once you massage him with the oil
Also rub oil onto his chest, palms and feets and put on tshirt, mittens and socks to trap the heat
Question: Suggest me the home medicine for cough n cold. When I use syrup that time it will reduce but cold n cough is their still to my daughter
Answer: Hello! Try these gentle, effective, and safe home remedies. While none of them will shorten an illness, they may help your child feel a lot better.
1. Lots of rest
Fighting an infection takes energy and can wear a child out.When he's not sleeping, encourage quiet activities. If he's old enough, read to him, let him watch a favorite video, or offer him crayons and paper or a coloring book. Teach him finger rhymes (like "The Itsy Bitsy Spider") or bring him the phone so he can chat with Grandma.
2. Steamy air
Breathing moist air helps loosen the mucus in the nasal passages. A warm bath is very relaxing, too.Have a humidifier or a cool-mist vaporizer going at night and during naps and playtime in the bedroom. Let a hot shower run for several minutes. Then give your child a warm bath or just sit with her in the steamy bathroom.
3. Saline drops and a bulb syringe
Drops clear the nose when kids are too young to blow their nose.Tip your child's head back and squeeze two or three saline drops into each nostril to thin and loosen the mucus. Try to keep his head still afterward for 15 to 30 seconds.
Squeeze the bulb of the syringe, then gently insert the rubber tip into his nostril. Gently close off the other nostril with your finger. Slowly release the bulb to collect mucus and saline solution. Remove the syringe and squeeze the bulb to expel the mucus into a tissue. Wipe the syringe and repeat with the other nostril. Repeat procedure if needed.
4. Vapor rubs
Vapor rubs may help kids sleep better at night. Massage the vapor rub into your child's chest, neck, and back. Don't put vapor rub on broken or sensitive skin. Don't apply it to your child's mouth or nose, around her eyes, or anywhere on her face.
5. Extra fluids
Drinking plenty of fluids helps prevent dehydration and flushes and thins nasal secretions.Choose a drink your child enjoys. Plain water is great, but your child might not find it very appealing. Try fruit smoothies and other favorite healthy beverages or ice pops made from 100 percent juice.
Stick to breast milk or formula for babies younger than 6 months old unless your doctor tells you otherwise. Babies that young don't need water, and too much could even be harmful.
6. Chicken soup or vegetable soups.
Warm liquids can be very soothing and help relieve congestion. Studies have shown that chicken soup actually relieves cold symptoms like aches, fatigue, congestion, and fever.
Serve soup warm (not hot). Another soothing alternative is weak, lukewarm chamomile tea. Stick to breast milk or formula for babies younger than 6 months old unless your doctor tells you otherwise.
7. Elevating the head
Elevating the head helps children breathe more comfortably when they lie down.
If your child sleeps in a crib, place a couple of towels or a slim pillow underneath the head of the mattress on the crib springs. Don't try to raise the legs of the crib. It could make the crib unstable.
For kids who sleep in a big bed, an extra pillow under the head might do the trick. But if your child is at all squirmy while he sleeps, it's safer to raise the head of the bed by sliding towels or a pillow underneath the mattress. This also creates a more gradual, comfortable slope than extra pillows do.
Honey coats and soothes the throat and helps tame a cough.
Give your child 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of honey by spoon. Or mix the honey with hot water and add a squeeze of lemon, which provides a little vitamin C as well.
9. Nose blowing
Clearing the nose of mucus helps kids breathe and sleep more easily and generally feel more comfortable.
Many kids don't master this skill until at least age 4, but some are game by age 2. Here are some tips for teaching nose blowing.
Let your child copy you. For some kids, that's all it takes.
Explain that blowing your nose is "backward smelling."
Have your child hold one nostril shut and practice gently blowing air out one side. A mirror or a little piece of tissue under the nose will help him see his breath, too.
Give your child his own box of tissues. Teach him to throw used tissues in the trash can and to wash his hands after blowing his nose. If your child's nose gets sore, rub a little petroleum jelly or other child-safe ointment around his nostrils.
Hope this helps. But since it is a rainy weather, recovery will not be easy and there will be little bit of cough still left.
Question: My daughter is 2.3yrs old had cold for 3 days. Now the cold has reduced but she has fever and cough. what shud be done pls suggest
Answer: Before using these remedies make sure your baby are not allergic to anything and any severe throat cough should need medical advice.
1. Eucalyptus oil apply on baby clothes near collar or on dry sheets . Sinarest vapo caps also works well.
2. Sleep the infants with head upwards direction using a soft pillow.
3. Mix 5 to 10 teaspoon of mustard oil with crushed garlic and ajwain seeds and tadka. After it is cooled, strain the mixture and store in a bottle. When needed, warm a little and apply on the child’s chest, forehead and back .
4. Vicks vapour rub for kids rub on the child’s feet and leave the socks on, it can also be applied on chest.
5. Mix the ginger juice with honey make a thin solution of just a quarter tsp of it give it to your toddler above 1 year.
6. You can make tulsi, ginger , cloves tea and give few tsp twice a day to your toddler.
7. Steam in every 3-4 hours.
8. Roast the Ajwain and take a soft muslin cloth and make a potli .. when warm apply gently on chest and back for chest congestion.