Answer: Hello! Try these home remedies which are effective and safe too.
1. Breastmilk also improves the immunity of your child to fight against bacteria, germs, and virus.
You can put few drops of breastmilk in each nostril of your baby. It will help to cure a cough and cold faster.
2. Ajwain Potli
Ajwain or carom seeds have antiviral and antibacterial properties. Dry roast ajwain on a tava or pan. Put the ajwain in a cotton cloth and make a potli of it. Gently rub it on the baby’s chest, back, under feet and palms.
Make sure the potli is not very hot. First, test the temperature by putting the potli on your wrist. Make sure that the baby must have a single layer of clothing before you start to rub potli on the body.
Caution: Don’t rub it on the naked chest of your baby.
You can place potli near baby’s nose or in baby’s crib so that it can inhale ajwain smell. It is a really helpful remedy to cure baby’s cough.
3.Nasal saline drops are a quick solution to get relief from the blocked nose and nasal congestion in newborns. It’s safe and recommended by pediatrics to use for infants.
Saline drops are actually the salt-based water. Put saline drops in each nostril of your baby as this would help to clear the nose. Nasal saline drops loosen up mucus. Use of saline drops makes feeding easier for your baby. Just elevate your baby’s head while putting in the drops, otherwise, the liquid will flow out.
4. Garlic Cloves in Ghee/ Mustard oil
Boil few cloves of garlic into mustard oil and apply it externally on your baby’s neck, chest, back, under feet and palms.
This remedy helps to cure cough of your child. Remember, the oil must be warm and not very hot. Mustard oil gives warmth to the body and garlic has antibacterial properties that help to destroy bacteria that cause cold.
5. Mustard oil infused with sendha namak
Mix 1 teaspoon of sendha namak in warm mustard oil and gently massage on the chest and back of your baby and cover the baby with a cotton sheet or blanket. This mixture gives warmth to your little one’s body.
Inhaling light steam helps to clear the blockage and loosen the mucus in your baby’s nose. Steam is a good and natural way to deal with blocked nose and chest congestion. Clear nose helps your baby to sleep better. Inhaling steam helps to open blocked airways.
To give light steam to your baby, keep your baby in your lap and keep steamer near you. This way, your baby will get the sufficient steam. Continue it for about 10 to 15 minutes. Avoid keeping your baby close to the hot steam water as it could harm your little one. You can keep steamer near your bed and turn your baby’s face towards it.
You can also use bathroom as the steam room, turn on hot water tap or shower and let the door remain closed. Sit in the bathroom along with your baby for 10-15 minutes. Your baby will get sufficient steam.
If your child doesn’t like steam then you can use room humidifier or vaporizer in its sleeping area. It will help to keep room moist.
Keep your baby well hydrated dis helps in coughing up mucous. Add saline drops into the babies nostrils it will help in clearing the mucous. Breast feed alot as breast milk is the best immunity booster and will help the baby to fight infection. Get some boiling water and close the bathroom when it's filled with steam take the baby n sit in it for a while dis will help in the cough. Baby s head should be a little elevated it will help in clearing the mucous from the nose. Hope I helped
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Question: How to treat cold and cough in 6 months old baby... please suggest home remedies
Answer: Hello dear...
To reduce cold and cough in infants, follow these remedies it might be helpful for you...
Breast milk is a natural source of antioxidants,it alone can do wonders in reducing cough of babies , so breast feed as you can.
Heat coconut oil with garlic,pepper,and little turmeric powder,use ts oil and massage in throat,chest for five minutes,it will helps in reducing cough effectively
Apply Vick's in a betel leaf and keep it under lamp for two min,then massage baby's chest with that leaf,it will cure cough a lot
Massage with warm mustard oil,will also reduce cough
You can dry roast a tbsp of ajwan ,till it's aroma comes,make a potli,use this as a compress , effective in reducing cold and cough
Question: How to treat cold nd cough of 3 months child
Answer: Hello! New-born babies are more prone to viral infections including common cold and cough because their immune systems are not strong and fully developed yet.
Some Home Remedies for your coughing baby
1.Continue breastfeed your baby because breastmilk contains antibodies which help the baby’s body build immunity against germs, viruses and bacteria
2.Dry roast two big cloves of garlic and one tablespoon of ajwain. Once it cools down, place the mixture in a clean muslin cloth to make a tight pouch. Keep the pouch hidden under the baby’s pillow or cot. The aroma from the pouch can help in opening the blocked nose and provide relief from congestion
3.Take about one-fourth cup of warm mustard oil infused with crushed garlic. Massage this oil on the soles of the baby’s feet and chest. A pinch of carom seeds can be added to this too. Mustard oil has a warming effect that helps soothe congestion
Question: How to treat cold and cough in 3 months old baby
Answer: Hello Dear take some dry roasted carom seeds and tie them in a cotton cloth. Gently rub it on thebaby’s chest, back, under feet and palms. Make sure it is not very hot. You can place it near yourbaby’s nose so that he can inhale the smell.
My mum says that rubbing brandy on the baby's chest, back, feets and palm is also very helpfulin curing cold and cough.
So do try it hopefully it will work for your baby..