Question:My 9 month old is coughing since 2 weeks and i can hear kind of wheezing sound i am bit worried, what can be done any home remedies?
Answer: Hi dear,
Cold and cough in babies are quite normal as their immune system is still developing.comfort your child by keeping him warm in this changing weather. Make him sip warm fluids through out the day,that will help him to stay warm inside the body and also flush out germs. Massage his feet and palms with warm mustard oil. Steam is an excellent decongestant.put few drops of eucalyptus oil in boiling water and make the child inhale it. You can also make him sip this decoction.boil some water,put few tulsi leaves,cloves,grated ginger,half teaspoon ajwain. Reduce it little,and make him drink 1 table spoon every hour.stop any kind of dairy and fruits at this stage.you can make clear soups for him with crushed pepper. Tomato soup would also be good.as it is rich in vitamin C which would help his immune system to go stronger.add pinch of turmeric in whatever soup you make.its antiinflammatory agent would fight his infection. Viral infections would finish its course by 2 weeks atleast.Also refer the healofy app for daily updates on baby development and growth,as well as pregnancy care.it also gives you enormous info on post delivery baby care and diet.donot miss out!
Question:Hello my baby 4 month old she fighting with cough and her potty colour green .. Please help what I do
Before suggesting you remedies for his cold, I would like to point out the issues/reason which have infected your baby with cough and cold.
First, keep your baby’s room warm. It shouldn't be too hot and dry. As dryness is favourable condition for bacteria/virus to cause congestion. Whenever using blower/heater always place a bowl of water next to it. It will keep the room humid. Humidity inhibits bacterial/viral growth.
Second, In winters always dress your baby in layers rather than making him wear heavy sweater or jackets. Start with cotton vest, thermals, light sweater, jacket if going out. Too many clothes might heat up baby's body more than required and cause suffocation. When you remove his clothing for diaper change or massage his body comes in contact with temperature which is quite low from his, the sudden change in temperature can make your baby ill.
Third, while bathing make sure the place is airtight means there is no scope for direct breeze to enter. Next steam the place before bringing in the baby. Let hot water run for while this will increase the temperature of the place. water used to bath baby shouldn't be too hot or cold. After bathing dry your baby completely, especially his hair no water should be dripping from his head. Cover him properly then come out of the washroom. Dress up baby immediately and breastfeed him.
Fourth, before touching baby make sure your hands are warm.
Now coming to remedy part-
If your baby is suffering from dry cold and cough first thing is to get a humidifier. As dryness in the air make it more difficult for baby to breathe. Add 2 3 drops of eucalyptus essential oil to it or put it on baby’s cloth. its will heal the blocked nose.
Next massage your baby chest with desi ghee mixed with sendha namak.
in case of runny cold. First use a nose bulb to clear out the mucus. Keep doing it throughout the day.
Massage baby with mustard garlic ajwain oil.
Apply nutmeg paste on baby's chest feet and palms daily at night.
Hope this helps your baby to recover soon
Question:My baby eyes are watery? She is sneezing and coughing...does cold cause watery eyes?
Answer: Hi mother
Cold will cause watery eyes and if you yake the case of adult we will have watery eyes at the time of cold and same is the case of baby. So try giving warmth and comfort and let the baby rest to avoid the watery eyes.