Question: Hello suffering from cold can i take steam n use vicks? Also any home made remedies for the same plz
Answer: Hello dear. Yes you can. When you become pregnant, your immune system is likely to change. As a result of these changes, you may contract a cold or a cough at some point during your pregnancy. In addition, your illness may last longer. Place a humidifier in your room, keep your head elevated on your pillow while resting, or use nasal strips. You can take steam or even inhale eucalyptus which gives some relief. Take care.
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. 8. Honey 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. Take care
Question: hello my daughter 3 years old n son 6 month old. both have cough n cold. i have given prescribed medicines nd also had home remedies. but still they dont have much improvement. plz suggest
Answer: Hi dear .avoid AC dear. It makes cold and caugh worse. Giving soups or hot liquids can give relife from discomforts and irritating in chest and can loosen the mucus of the chest, heat a cup of coconut oil tulasi leaf batel leaf add camphor in oil apply this on chest, neck, back feel and massage helps in reducing cold and caugh make a ajwain and garlic cloves potly heat it on pan it gets nice aroma make it warm and palce it on your baby's chest helps in clearing blockage and prevents phlegm, take a bowl add water and turmeric let it get nice aroma and cool it a bit apply this on baby chest palm and feet helps on absorbs the mucus from chest. Boil ajwain and jagary let water reduce. Give this water to baby twice a day. It helps. Ginger, tulasi leaf juice and two drops of honey makes good combination to prevent cold and cough. Give baby warm water regularly. Serve good warm.