Common Cold in kids and home remedies to cure it !
Want to try few home remedies for your kids’ cold and cough? Try according to instruction given. Let us know if it worked?
I hope if you are reading this article that means you want to explore more about cold and cough or your baby is suffering with it and you want to know some good homemade remedies. Let us go one by one !!
Some of the home remedies to ease the symptoms are:
- First, make your infant comfortable. Provide him/her extra rest and an increased amount of fluids. If you find nasal congestion during cold, use saline nasal drops that are available in medical stores. [Dosages – 3 hours once, 2 drops in each nostril.]
- Steam inhalation
If the infant is more than 1 year old give steam inhalation 3 times per day. (Trust me it really loosens mucus in the nose and eases nasal congestion and sinus symptoms).
Note: have a careful look at babies while making them inhale; they should not get burnt by hot steam.
- Mustard oil massage
During the cold period, give mustard oil massage before bath (recommended for both babies & toddlers).
During bedtime, warm mustard oil with small pieces of garlic cloves dipped in it should be massaged.
Apply mustard oil on betel leaves and slightly warm the leaf on low heat. Place the warm betel leaves on the chest area and also on the back of the kid.
[By doing this you will notice baby stool with mucus – i.e. removing phlegm from chest congestion.]
The phenol present in betel leaves contains anti-inflammatory & antiseptic properties that provide quick relief from chest congestion.
- Medicinal Extracts:
Prepare Tulsi ( Ocimum tenuiflorum) extract and karpuravalli (Plectranthus amboinicus) extract.
[Dosage: 3 ml/per day for babies of 6, months and above and 5 ml for toddlers once in the morning (before morning food)]
Tulsi and Karpuravalli is an excellent cure for cough & cold.
- A very simple & effective method is Ginger (Zingiber officinale) rasa with a pinch of turmeric (Curcuma longa) powder which reduces cough & cold. [Recommended for babies 6 months and above].
- Turmeric+Honey in Warm GheeAdd pinch of turmeric (Curcuma longa) and honey in warm ghee. This (honey) is recommended for babies of 1 year and above. It gives immediate relaxation in cough. Note: This remedy is quite effective as one of our momsters use it whenever required. If you need more detail, kindly post your query in the comment section.
Last but not least, “Breastfeeding your baby will provide antibodies & enzymes that help to protect against illness”.
Note: Home remedies for common cold should be followed only for 4 days, if still cold persists, please consult the pediatrician.
So, dear Momsters, these all are tried and tested by various moms. Please do let us know in the comment section if you have used any of these remedies and how did it work.