16 Effective Remedies For Your Child’s Cough

16 Effective Remedies For Your Child’s Cough


If you have been around children, you might
have noticed that coughing is fairly common. The most common cause of a cough is a respiratory
tract infection, such as a cold. Young children usually have six to 12 respiratory tract infections
per year, usually caused by viruses. But we understand, as parents you may seek medical
attention for your children when they are coughing as you want to be safe rather than
sorry. Although a cough can sound awful, it’s not
usually a sign of a serious condition. In fact, coughing is a healthy and important
reflex that helps protect the airways in the throat and chest. Most of the time in children, it can be managed
by simple home treatment rather than medicines or cough remedies, and in today’s video
we’ll tell you what these remedies are. From chicken soup to ginger and more, stay
tuned to find out! Make them Inhale Steam: Steam therapy is a
good option, especially if your child has a blocked nose, accompanied by a wet cough.
The warmth of steam will thin the mucus and make it flow out easily. Steam therapy is quite easy to administer
and you can do it in a couple of ways. For the first method, boil water in a bowl or
tub and add a few drops of eucalyptus oil to it. Then allow your child to inhale the
steam. For the second method, run hot water in the
restroom till it is filled with steam. Now let your child inhale. Administer Warm Saline Water or Saline Drops:
Saline water drops is a tried and tested home remedy for easing dry cough in children. For
best results, follow these steps: Add ½ teaspoon of salt to warm water and
put two drops of the solution in your child’s nostrils. Ask your child to blow their nose
immediately to remove the mucus. Older kids can also rinse their nostrils with
saline water. Tilt their head to one side and pour warm saline water into one nostril
using a Neti pot and allow it to come out the other side. While this process is being
done, ensure that your child breathes through their mouth. Keep their head in an upright position: Keeping
your child’s head in an upright position will assist breathing through a blocked nose. Just place a pillow or two under her head
so that it’s higher than the rest of their body. This will reduce the accumulation of
mucus in their throat and prevent coughing fits, especially when they are sleeping. Use a humidifier: Keep the steam going wherever
your child sleeps by running a cool mist humidifier all night. This will keep your child’s airways
clear and moist. In the morning, open the windows and air out the room for a bit. The humidity overnight may cause mold to grow
and this will clear the mold away. Feed them Milk: In your efforts to get your
child to drink more, you may think you have to stick to water and juice. But milk, if
your kiddo likes it, can do their body good. And it doesn’t, contrary to popular belief,
increase mucus production; many studies have proven that association to be a complete myth.
This means that a few glasses won’t make your kid’s cough worse, but it will keep
them hydrated. And the vitamin D will give a much needed boost to their wounded immune
system. Serve them chicken soup: Chicken soup can
be very effective to ease coughs and soothe sore throats in children. It is a fluid, which
helps your child stay hydrated, and it has electrolytes in it which is good for children
who are sick. A combination of certain ingredients, like
vegetables and fats, has been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects that can help alleviate
symptoms of an upper respiratory infection. You can make easy chicken soup using this
recipe. In a pan heat oil and butter. Then add celery and onion and stir. Add the garlic
and herbs and cook lightly. Add carrots, chicken broth and water. Let this simmer over high
heat and slowly bring down to medium heat. Cook till carrots are tender. Add salt and
pepper for seasoning. Once cool, you can blend this or serve as
it is. Give them soothing treats: If your child is
4 and older, then they can suck on sore throat or cough lozenges, sugar-free hard candies,
or even frozen berries. A Popsicle or crushed ice is also a great
choice for a younger kid with a cough-inducing scratchy throat as it can provide relief from
the nagging cough. Use Nasal Aspirators: The good old sucker
ball is still the go-to baby product for helping babies who can’t blow their own noses. Most
babies don’t like having their noses cleaned out with an aspirator, but they sure do enjoy
the moments afterward when they can breathe easier. It’s an instant way to remove excess mucus
from their stuffy nasal passages, thus easing cough irritants too. Keep them hydrated: If your child is having
constant cough, then try to keep pumping fluids into them during the day. Increasing fluids
will help them stay hydrated and staying hydrated can thin mucus secretions, which can then
be more easily expelled. Remember, liquefying “icky” stuff is good!
Plus, water feels cooling and soothing on a raw throat. If your baby drinks milk, they
can continue drinking that too because the vitamins are good for a wounded immune system. Give them lots of rest: The stress of schoolwork,
traveling to school, and any allergens outside can aggravate a cough. If your child has a
persistent cough, get them to stay home and rest for the day The body heals faster when it is at rest.
You can engage your child in quiet activities like coloring or drawing, or let them play
their favorite video games. You could read a book or do puzzles together. A nap is also
a great idea if your child is up to it. Gargling: Gargling with salt water is believed
to soothe sore throats and relieve cough. The best part? It is easy and cost effective.
However, try this remedy for older children who can gargle without swallowing the saltwater. Just adding a teaspoon of salt in warm water
can provide them relief from a sore and scratchy throat. Make them gargle up to 3 times a day
for effective relief from cough. Use a suction cup: Excessive mucus can lead
to blockages of the airways, especially the nose. You may consider clearing the blockage
using a suction bulb. However, it is advised to learn the technique from a trained nurse
before trying it for the first time. Take a suction bulb and squeeze it. Hold it
like that and put the opening inside one of the nostrils of the kid, and gently release
it. This should clear away the mucus blocking the nose and pull out what’s clogging the
airways. Pediatric Vapour Rub: Topical cough suppressants
have been shown to relieve a cough in children. Here is how you can use it. Take a little pediatric vapor rub and massage
your child’s chest with it. Spread the balm over the upper respiratory region that is
clogged with mucus. You may also apply the vapor rub on the back, neck, and nose. Do not put the balm inside the nostrils and
around the eyes. The child may have a slight burning sensation sometimes, but they will
eventually feel better. Keep them clean: Germs spread easily through
coughing. Help your child stay clean, as it might prevent the spreading of germs to others
in the family. Keep your child’s surroundings clean and
change their bed clothes every day. Encourage them to wash hands before touching anything
after they cough. Teach them to cover their mouth when they cough or sneeze and wash their
hands or use a sanitizer immediately after. Honey: Honey is considered the best home remedy
for children’s cough. It contains antimicrobial agents, which can help relieve cough. Research
recommends giving 1.5 teaspoons of honey before bedtime as a cough remedy. The sweet taste
of honey also helps in producing saliva. The excess amount of saliva helps in thinning
the mucus. Just make sure not to give honey to a baby
who is less than one year of age. Ginger: Ginger is widely used in Ayurveda
to relieve cough and cold, so you might consider using this remedy if your child is comfortable
with the strong taste of ginger. Just add a piece of crushed ginger to water
and let that boil until the water becomes half the original quantity. You can mix lemon
and honey to it and give it to your child. You can also give a piece of ginger to your
child and ask them to chew it. For a dry cough, sprinkle some salt on the ginger piece and
ask your child to chew it. The next time your child has cough try any
of these methods for quick relief and let us know how that worked out for you in the
comments section below

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8 Replies to “16 Effective Remedies For Your Child’s Cough”

  1. WATCH 🎥: How To Get Rid Of Mucus & Phlegm In Your Chest & Throat – https://youtu.be/kiVazM7e1Po?list=PL_fl96m7OLQUZuUwYCH7NnU9b_bP6sRlp

  2. Is your child suffering from a cold? Would you give any of these remedies a try? If you enjoyed this video, please give it a like and share it with your friends! 🙂

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