How To Treat a Child’s Cold at Home
Besides cold medicines for children, some home remedies might also help them recover faster. Consider the following:
Drinking honey can help with associated cough and sore throat. You can give a teaspoon of honey to children, or dissolve honey in tea or warm water.
However, do not give honey to children under the age of 1 as it increases the risk of infant botulism.
2. Plenty of Fluids
Make sure your little one drinks enough water. Not only does it prevent dehydration, but drinking lots of water helps loosen mucus, allowing them to breathe easier.
If your little one doesn’t like drinking water, you can work around this by making warm tea, lemon water, or soup. However, do not give them sugary drinks.
If your child is sick, try not to set the air conditioner in his room until he is completely better. The coldness of an air-conditioned room can worsen their symptoms because AC makes the air drier.
Instead, consider setting up a humidifier to moisten the air.
4. Lukewarm or Tepid Bath
Persuade your child to soak in lukewarm or tepid water before going to bed. In addition to reducing fever, children can inhale the minimal steam, which helps loosen mucus in their throat and nose.
Cold medicines for children should be administered with care. If they don’t get better despite the medicine and home remedies, bring them to the doctor.
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