The common children’s cold is a viral infection of the upper respiratory tract that
usually lasts a week or two. Most kids under three catch at least eight colds a
year because of their still-developing immune systems. Children are caused by rhinoviruses
which are contagious viruses that can live in the air we breathe or on surfaces.
That means that if someone with a cold breathes on child or sneezes on him, or if
the child touches something that an infected person has touched, he’ll likely get
exposed to the cold.
Symptoms of cold are not usually severe. They include:
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Sore throat
- Headache and muscle aches
- Mild fever
- Loss of appetite
good home remedy for cough and cold is safe, inexpensive, and beneficial.
They are also found in nearly every home. Here is how one can treat child’s symptoms
with simple but
effective home remedies for cold in babies instead of medicines.
- Clear the congestion:
Since babies don’t know how to blow their noses, saline nasal drops can be used
to loosen clogged mucus. Raising the head of baby’s crib mattress by putting a couple
of pillows underneath the mattress would be very useful for improving the breathing.
Keeping the tissues handy would be very useful to get rid of any crusty mucus that
may be clogging nostrils.
- Fix the fever:
There’s no need to medicate every fever; as it is a sign that the body is waging
war against an infection. But since that fever can make child irritable, it is advisable
to consult doctor for the medicine to lower the fever.
- Offer lots of liquids:
Keeping the child hydrated is necessary, as he/she may have lost extra fluids.
- Avoid OTC medicines:
Skipping the medications as far as possible would be the right choice.
- Lots of rest:
It takes energy to fight an infection, and that can wear a child out. When the child
is resting, he is healing, which is exactly what he needs to do.
- Stay away with infection
Staying away from other kids with colds is essential.
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