Cough and cold are the problems that come with every changing season. The cough may be happening with a bacterial or viral infection, allergic, sinus infection, or cold, but people don’t want to consult doctors for every problem in our country. There is undoubtedly a solution In our kitchen that hides this type of minor diseases like cough and cold.
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Types of cough
- Acute Cough – This cough starts suddenly and lasts for less than three weeks.
- Chronic Cough – This cough lasts for several days and sometimes suffers longer than eight weeks. Without delay, you should go to the doctor immediately and tell your problem.
- Kukkur cough (Pertussis) – This is caused by a coughing infection, which affects the nose and throat terribly. This cough has mostly arrived in children.
- Mucus cough – Despite coughing, sputum emerges. In this type of cough, mucus gets accumulated in the chest, and who has difficulty breathing, the patient mainly suffers from this problem.
- Dry Cough – A sore throat accompanies this cough. It takes time to concern you that something is stuck in the throat. Coughing does not cause sputum, but this cough can happen due to changing weather or sufficient dust and pollution.
- Cough at night (nocturnal cough) – This cough occurs mostly at night. It is sometimes so intense that the patient does not even sleep.
Cough Remedies – Prevention Tips For Cough
Below, we tell you a few things that need to be kept in mind during your cough or even you do not have a cough. Although they are very common, it’s importance is limitless.
- Avoid sweet foods during cough.
- Do not eat more spicy or fried foods.
- Do not eat cool recipes like ice cream or cold drink between seasons changing time.
- Drink plenty of water.
- Do not eat cold water or cool things immediately after coming out of the sun or summer.
- Do not bathe immediately by coming from heat.
- Whenever you’re getting out must use a mask or scarf to your mouth, so that dust and pollutant can’t enter inside you.
- Do not eat anything hot immediately after eating something cold.
- Do not eat many freezing fruits or eat fruits at night.
- Do not smoke.
Medicines for cough and cold
Over-the-counter medications can be very harmful to young children to treat coughs and colds. These medicines’ risks are more generous than any relief as they can provide comfort in cold symptoms.
- From 4 to 6 years old: cough medicines should only be used if recommended by the child’s doctor.
- After age 6: The drugs are safe to use but follow the package instructions to use the correct medication amount.
Fortunately, you can treat coughs and colds in young children without stressing cough and cold medicines.
Home remedies for cough and cold
A good home remedy may be safe, as it demands not a lot of costs, and harmless and help your child feel better. You can also find them in almost every home as it is easily available.
Here we tell you how you can treat your child against the symptoms of cough with home remedies:
- Suction (with something like a pear syringe) to remove the liquid from your child’s nose and ask the child to blow his nose. When the child’s nasal discharge is watered down, he gets rid of the viruses.
- Children 3 months to 1-year-old: Babies with a common cold may feed forcefully as they don’t feel like eating something enthusiast because of breathing problems. Try sucking the baby’s nose before nursing it or giving it a bottle.
· Breast milk is recommended for children who have a common cold. It is difficult for your baby to breastfeed, but you can pump milk into a cup or bottle to feed your baby as a good alternative.
- Use drops with saline spray to loosen dry mucus, and then ask the child to blow his nose or use a pear syringe to suck out the liquid from the nose. If you do not have an atomizer or nose drops, the warm water also works well.
- Put 2 to 3 drops in each nostril (nostrils). Do it one side at a time. Then suck out the liquid or ask the child to blow his nose.
- You can buy saline drops or sprays at the pharmacy without a prescription. To make your mix, add half a teaspoon of table salt in warm tap water.
- Make nasal rinses whenever your child has facing breathing trouble through his nose. For bottle-fed or breast-fed babies, use nose drops before feeding them. Teens can splash hot water in the nostrils. Continue doing the rinses until the nose is clear.
Sticky and persistent mucus:
- Use a damp cotton swab (cotton swab) to get rid of sticky mucus.
- Do not give honey if your baby is less than one year; It does not improve symptoms and can cause a disease called botulism.
- For one year children or older: Use honey, 2 to 5 Ml, as needed. Honey dilutes/lightens mucus and reduces cough. If you do not have love, you can also use corn syrup. Recent research has shown that pet is better than syrups that are bought in stores. To reduce the frequency of coughing and relieve coughing during the night, honey has a special significance.
- For two years, children and older: Rub a thick layer of menthol ointment on the skin over the chest and neck (covering the throat). As in the case of any medication, once it has been applied to the child, keep the medicine out of reach from children.
- Make sure your child stays hydrated all over the day during cough and cold. When there is enough water in the body, the mucus in the body becomes more diluted, making the problem easier to cough and blow the nose.
Humidity (amount of water in the air):
- If the ambient air in your home feels dry, use a humidifier. The humidity in the air prevents the nose’s mucus from drying out and makes the air less dry. Let hot water coming out of the shower for a while also helps the air be less dry. Sometimes, it allows you to feel in the bathroom with your child and breathe the hot steam from a shower.
Treatment is not always necessary.
- If the cold symptoms do not bother the child, he or she does not need medicines or home remedies. Many children with a cough or congested nose feel happy, usually play, and sleep well.
- Only treat those symptoms if it bothers the child, if there is trouble sleeping, or if the cough is very problematic (for example, dry and rough cough).
- Because fever helps fight your child’s body infections, treat fever only if the child’s activity level drops a lot or causes discomfort. This usually does not happen until the child’s temperature reaches 102 ° F (39 ° C) or more.
- If necessary, acetaminophen (for example, Tylenol) or ibuprofen (for example, Advil, Motrin) can be safely offered to the child to treat fever or pain.
How to get rid of a blocked nose
Nasal congestion occurs due to swelling of the tissues and blood vessels in the nasal passages and sinuses caused by the accumulation of excess fluid/mucus.
Often (but not always) nasal congestion is accompanied by a runny nose.
It can be caused by a variety of reasons, including viral infections (cold, flu, and sinusitis), allergies (to pollen, food, or chemicals), and external stimuli (tobacco smoke, dust, pollution).
An active lifestyle will get rid of nasal congestion by the ability of quick help, rather than lying at home on the couch in anticipation of recovery.
Use of natural remedies to get rid of a blocked nose
- Blow your nose gently. Perhaps the easiest and fastest way to alleviate nasal congestion is to blow your nose in a paper towel or handkerchief only.
- Although this simple method does not always allow you to eliminate nasal congestion, it is worth trying.
- Perhaps the best method would be a combination of blowing your nose with other forms, which are described below.
- Do not blow your nose too much as it can’t damage the delicate tissues or the small blood vessels of the nasal passages and sinuses.
- Use a soft cloth. This will help you prevent irritation, redness, and rubbed skin on the nose’s tip and wings.
- You can do it without any tissue also and blow your nose in the sink. Bend over the sink, hold one nostril, exhale sharply through the second, then change the nostrils and blow your nose again. After that, rinse the sink.
- Heal the ferry. Inhale warm water vapor – this allows you to quickly and effectively get rid of the swelling.
- Because the vapor dilutes the fluid and mucus in the nasal passages, resulting from more easily come out of the nose.
- Do steam baths 2-4 times a day. Never inhale hot steam, which can cause burns to the skin and nasal passages and worsen your condition.
- Boil water in an electric kettle, put it on the floor, sit next to it on a chair and cover your head with a towel. Bend over in the front of the kettle so that the steam coming out of it and raises to your face, and breathe deeply with your nose for 5-10 minutes.
- You can take a long hot shower. Inhale during warm steam so that it does not hit the water. After about 10 minutes, try blowing your nose several times.
- Try to relieve nasal sinuses with a warm compress. Dampen a soft cloth in warm water and apply it to the face for a few minutes (or until it cools off).
- Although this method is less fast, try turning on the humidifier in your bedroom and leave it overnight. So you moisten the nasal mucosa, which will help you to get rid of congestion.
Inject warm saline into your nostrils. Another way to break up fluid and mucus in the sinuses is to rinse the nose with warm, salted water.
Small sprays of saltwater will moisturize dry tissues of the nasal passages. Also, the salt will help destroy viruses and bacteria that may be a cause of nasal congestion.
You can purchase ready-made brine in a pharmacy or make it yourself.
- Boil distilled water and, while it cools, add some sea salt to it. (One teaspoon of salt per glass of water can also add a pinch of baking soda). Dissolve the salt and pour the liquid into a clean spray bottle.
- Put your head back, spray the saline into your nostrils and inhale it so that it penetrates deep into the nose. This can cause sneezing, but it delivers relief.
- Inject the solution 2-3 times in each nostril and repeat the procedure 3-5 times a day until your nose is clear.
- If, in addition to nasal congestion, you have a sore throat, spray the back wall of the throat with saline as well.
Wash your nose many times. There are several methods of washing the nose.
One of the traditional and effective methods is based on the use of neti sweat – a ceramic or plastic vessel similar to a cross between a small teapot and the magic lamp of Aladdin, which is used in Ayurvedic medicine.
Fill the neti pot with saline solution (see above), pour fluid into your nose, and let it flow out. This will flush and disinfect the nasal passages.
- Pour warm saline into the neti pot, stand over the sink, tilt your head to the side at a 45º angle, and insert the nozzle into the nostril above. Gently pour the solution into the nose so that it drains from the second nostril.
- If the solution flows into your throat, spit it out. After that, blow your nose and repeat the procedure, changing the nostrils.
- Using neti sweat, you can rinse your nose 3-5 times a day. After each treatment, neti work should be thoroughly cleaned.
- Neti Pot has been used for centuries in India and Asia also; it is becoming popular in Western countries. This vessel can be purchased at some pharmacies or order it online.
- Always use filtered or distilled water when washing the nose. Before using tap water, be sure to boil or filter it.
If you have trouble with cough or allergy soon, you should try the above home remedies for cough treatment. If you are allergic to any of the foods mentioned in the above home remedies, talk to the doctor in that regard.
Take the right diet and keep the precautions mentioned above in mind if you are having frequent cough or have more days.
Do not delay unless you take advice from the doctor and take cough medicine because caution is the only defense.