Relief From Cold And Flu


Your little one gets the sniffles. However, the American Academy of Pediatrics doesn’t recommend an over-the-counter cough and cold medications for children under 6. How to proceed?

Try out these gentle, effective, and safe home remedies. While none of them is going to shorten an illness, they may help your child feel a good deal better.

1. A Great Deal of rest
Struggling an illness takes energy and can wear a child outside. Whenever your kid’s napping, he is healing. And that is exactly what he wants to do.

What to do

When he is not sleeping, promote quiet activities. If he is old enough, read to him, let him see a favorite movie, or provide him crayons and paper or even a coloring book. Educate him finger rhymes (such as “The Itsy Bitsy Spider”) or fetch him the phone so that he could talk with Grandma.

2. Steamy Air
A hot bath is very relaxing, too.

What to do

Let a hot shower operate for many minutes. Then give your child a hot bath or just sit with her in the steamy bathroom.

Read More: How Often Can You Take DayQuil

3. Nostril

What to do

Tip your kid’s head back and squeeze two or three saline drops into each nostril to thin and loosen the mucus. Try to keep his head still later for 15 to 30 minutes.

Gradually release the bulb to collect mucus and saline solution. Remove the syringe and squeeze the bulb to expel the mucus into a tissue. Wipe the syringe and repeat with the other nostril. Repeat process if needed.

4. Vapor Rubs (3 months and up)
Vapor rubs may help children sleep better at nighttime. Research suggests they make the chilly victim feel as if she’s breathing better by producing a cooling sensation in the nose.

You can find vapor rub products made especially for babies 3 months and older. Natural vapor balms are available, too, if you would prefer not to use products that contain oil or paraben. Search online for “baby rub,” “baby vapor rub,” or comparable words.

What to do

Massage the vapor rub into your kid’s torso, torso, and spine. Don’t put vapor rub on sensitive or broken skin. Don’t use it to your child’s nose or mouth, around her eyes, or any place on her face.

5. Additional Fluids (6 months and up)
Drinking plenty of fluids helps prevent dehydration and soothes and soothes nasal secretions.

What to do

Opt for a beverage your child loves. Plain water is fantastic, but your child may not find it very appealing. Try fruit smoothies and other favorite wholesome drinks or ice pops made from 100 percent juice.

Stick to breast feeding or formula for infants younger than 6 months old unless your doctor tells you differently. Infants that young don’t require water, and too much could even be detrimental.


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