If your child has a cough, it is most likely associated with the common cold. It is advisable to keep sick children away for a while to reduce the risk of transmission from sick children to other children. Not all coughs are caused by infections. Asthma is the most common cause of cough. If coughing occurs only at night, the cause may be asthma. If your child has shortness of breath, see a doctor right away. If your child has asthma, be on the lookout for colds or flu
Infants may have frequent runny noses and runny noses when they have an upper respiratory tract infection. Even if your baby seems to be breathing comfortably, it can cause nasal congestion and discomfort when breastfeeding. Proper breastfeeding is important to prevent dehydration and weight loss.
- Infants with colds and flu
- Pamper and ensure safety.
- Prevent dehydration by breastfeeding properly.
- Give yourself extra sleep without letting up.
- Seek emergency medical advice if your baby shows any of the following symptoms
- A persistent cough
- Difficulty breathing
- High fever (See a doctor immediately for any fever in an infant less than 3 months old)
- Blue or pale skin
- Inability or unwillingness to drink milk
- Drowsiness in a child
- Management Vomiting
- Management Headache
Children with colds and flu also need rest, warmth, nutritious food, and fluids.
Get emergency medical advice:
- Frequent vomiting and refusal to take fluids
- Noisy breathing or difficulty breathing
- No urination
- Decreased alertness, attention span, and activity
- Exacerbation of the disease or increased suffering.
If the child has one or more of the following symptoms, they should be taken to a doctor:
- Frequent vomiting
- Having a severe headache
- Pale skin and drowsiness
- Having difficulty breathing
- Cough lasting more than 3 weeks
See a doctor if the baby does not recover well after 2 days or if you are worried, even if you do not have the above symptoms. Paracetamol syrup can be given to infants to relieve pain and symptoms. Be sure to read the label to know the recommended dosage. You can give paracetamol tablets to older children. Be sure to use them only as recommended. Store medicines out of the reach of children. Do not give aspirin to infants or young children as aspirin can cause serious side effects.
Here are some home remedies for vomiting in children
Vomiting in children is not always a serious problem. Vomiting is usually caused by a virus, travel, or illness or food poisoning. But if your child vomits frequently for these reasons, you are clearly anxious. Even if you decide to give the child medicine to prevent vomiting, many children refuse to take the medicine. Also, if your child does not like taking tablets, here are some home remedies for vomiting.
Do not allow to dehydrate
If the child vomits frequently, he will become dehydrated and tired. It is a good idea to increase the amount of water to replenish the water lost from his body. Make the child drink a drink like water or Jeevani slowly as drinking too much water or any other liquid may cause further vomiting. Avoid giving solid foods to your child for at least 12 hours after the vomiting has stopped. The child can be given a vegetable soup to give them energy.
Try a little ginger juice and honey
Ginger works well for nausea and vomiting. Grind a small piece of ginger. Squeeze the juice from the minced ginger and add a few drops of honey to taste. Give it to the child two or three times a day. A mixture of ginger juice and honey not only cures nausea but also aids in the digestive process.
Mint juice will also help
Fresh mint is very effective for vomiting and nausea. Grind some fresh mint leaves and squeeze the juice. Take about 1 tablespoon of mint juice in a bowl and add a teaspoon of lemon juice. You can add a little honey to enhance the taste of this mixture. Alternatively, give the child some fresh mint leaves to chew on.
Rice porridge can be provided
Rice porridge helps to cure vomiting caused by gastritis. White rice is a better alternative to brown rice when making rice porridge. Take a cup of white rice and boil it in two cups of water. Give half-boiled rice porridge to the child to drink. This is ideal for stopping the baby from vomiting.
Cardamom is one of the best remedies for nausea and vomiting in children. Cardamom can have a calming effect on the baby’s stomach and help reduce nausea and vomiting. Grind a few cardamom seeds, add a little sugar and feed the baby to get relief from vomiting.
Cloves help digestion and relieve vomiting. If the child is a little older and can chew cloves, let him chew. Clove tea can be made by boiling a few cloves in a cup of water. Add a teaspoon of honey and give it to the baby to drink.