Question: My baby is suffering from cold nd fever plz suggest wt i can do
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 your child's resting, he's healing. And that's exactly what he needs to do.
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. Research suggests they make the cold sufferer feel as though she's breathing better by producing a cooling sensation in the nose.
You can find vapor rub products made specifically for babies 3 months and older. Natural vapor balms are available, too, if you'd prefer not to use products that contain petroleum or paraben. Search online for "baby rub," "baby vapor rub," or similar words.
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.
Because honey is a sticky sweet, it's important for you or your child to brush her teeth after she takes it, especially if you give it to her at bedtime.
Don't give honey to a child before her first birthday. It can cause a rare and sometimes fatal illness called infant botulism.
Question: today my 3 months old baby getting vaccination but he suffring from high fever wt do
Answer: If fever is not too high then don't worry as its normal to get a bit temperature is fine keep on giving milk. If you see high temperature then consult with doctor.
Question: Today my baby completed 6 months and she is suffering from fever.. Cough n cold any home remedies treatment plz suggest me...
Cold are caused by viruses, climate changes and infections since the baby is only 6 months old, you can try the following to give some relief.
1. Use saline water if the nose is stuffed- Saline water is best in stuffed nose it helps loosen the mucus.
2. Give her plenty of Breast milk-Breast milk is everything your baby needs now to take the germ out through pee.
3.You can give steam bath-steam bath also loosens the mucus and gets drained out from nostrils.
4. Musterd oil massage on the chest and feet-If the oil suits the baby please rub it on the chest and feet to generate heat this too will help loosen the mucus.
5. Elevate the baby upright so that he can breathe easyily and while sleeping make the pillow also a little elevated.
*Steam n nasoclear drops.
Steam 3-4 times a day - hold him and sit in a steamy bathroom (run a hot shower). Also, holding him upright as much as possible will keep him comfortable.
Saline nasal sprays are good too and will help keep nasal passages moist and loosen the mucus.
*apply babyvicks on clothes bedsheets for some relief.
*If you are massaging massage with warm oil...that also bring relief
*you can give ajwain sek in a potli.
Hope this helps!