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Home Remedies For Kids Cough: Procedure, Recovery, Risk & Complication

What is the remedy about?

One of the common conditions that thousands of kids across the world face is the condition of cough. Children are susceptible to many infections and cough is one of them. Sometimes a cough can strengthen the kid’s immune system but however a prolonged exposure can make them weak and susceptible to many diseases. Do give medical attention immediately if the condition persists. You can also try out these simple home remedies.

  1. Sponge Bath
    One of the main reasons for the kid’s cough can be due to fever. A sponge water bath can be relieving to your kid in many cases. A bath has also the added benefit of relaxing your child and it will help them sleep better. This will help them recover faster. Use warm water to give such sponge water baths to your kid.
  2. Lemon
    Lemon is another good home remedy. They can help in boosting the immune system and assists the body in fighting colds and flu. To prepare it make some lemon juice and add a table spoon of freshly extracted ginger juice. Add it to a cup of boiling water and stir well. Add a drop of honey to taste and give them to your kid. This will have an immediate impact on their coughing symptoms.
  3. Honey
    If your child is older than 2 years of age, it is safe to give honey. It has high antibacterial, antioxidant and immune-boosting properties that help ease out coughing. Mix 2 teaspoons of raw honey to a glass of milk and give it to your kid.

Are there any side effects?

There are no reports of side effects for these home remedies. It is although safer to ensure that the products you use are packed and sealed and well within it's expiration date. Always try using the natural form of lemon and honey and make sure they are free of impurities. In case of any difficulties or side effects, contact your doctor immediately. These remedies are usually very safe and can be followed by anyone. But stop if your child suddenly feels uncomfortable or the symptoms don't seem to subside. Use the right amounts of ingredients for the best results.

What are the post-remedy guidelines?

Don't let your child use cold water for drinking, bathing or washing when he or she is following such home remedies. You must inculcate the habit of having warm water in your child for best benefits. Apart from this, make sure that they cover their mouths whenever they cough and sneeze. You can also consult with your doctor about the vegetables and fruits they need during recovery.

How long does it take to recover?

Recovery depends on how much your child is affected with this condition. Severe coughing cases can take more time to recover naturally. For most children, these home remedies can act as a medium through which the coughing sensation can reduce. You can opt for these home remedies even after the symptoms reduce. But consulting a doctor can be wise as well, to determine the root cause of the problem, as he might suggest X-rays too. Make sure your child doesn't indulge in cold foods like ice cream or colas right after recovery.

Are the results of the remedy permanent?

No, the results of the remedies are not permanent and it depends on the child's immunity levels and environment as well. They occur more frequently in those who are more susceptible to cold and allergies. Hence make your kid follow a healthy lifestyle, drink warm water, citrusy fruits and veggies to avoid future coughing attacks. If there is a slight chill in the air, make sure they wear something warm.

Is there any training or experts required?

Though trainings are not required, always ensure that you follow such home remedies carefully and use the right amounts of ingredients. If your child has a temperature or the symptoms don't seem to subside, consult a doctor without delay. Make sure he or she drinks lots of warm water.

Effectiveness: High Side Effects: Very Low Time for Recovery: Medium Price Range : Approx INR 10 - 200 Training Requirement: No

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Bronchitis occurs when the bronchial tubes become swollen due to an ailment or any kind of infection. These tubes are a part of the respiratory system and usually join the lungs. There are two types of bronchitis - acute bronchitis and chronic bronchitis. A virus or bacterium usually causes acute bronchitis. It shows up after a person has had a respiratory disease. The most common symptoms of this disease usually show up when a child has flu or cold. A blazing throat, a feeling of being sick and mucus draining from the sinuses usually describe the disease.

Homeopathy is a very effective treatment for bronchitis. In fact, it is the most effective treatment. Homeopathy has been successful in treating some exceptionally extreme cases of bronchitis. It functions admirably in both acute and chronic bronchitis. Here are a few treatments for acute bronchitis for kids that have proven to be beneficial over time:

  1. Hepar Sulph is one of the best homeopathic medicines for bronchitis where a person experiences increased sensitivity to cold. Chilly air and exposure to the cold in any form is impossible to be tolerated by the patient. It energizes cough quickly. Hepar Sulph cures situations where even if a single part of the body is exposed to the cold like a hand or a foot, cough begins immediately.

  2. Bryonia, on the other hand, is helpful in situations where a person feels extremely thirsty, yet may only have a few sips at a time. The mucous layers and the mouth become extremely dry. Even the cough is very dry in such cases. There is a pain in the abdomen and headache while coughing.

  3. Pulsatilla is great in situations where the patient coughs up a lot of greenish or yellowish mucous. Cough is more irritable while resting and the person cannot rest or sleep because of the same. The patient is usually not at all thirsty in this situation.

  4. Arsenic Album is one of the best homeopathic medicines for symptoms that include a feeling of weakness along with other signs of bronchitis. Extreme wheezing and cough increase after nighttime and makes it difficult for the person to sleep. Along with extreme weakness, restlessness may also occur. The patient feels parched and frequently drinks little quantities of water.

  5. Antim Tart is useful when there is a lot of mucous in the abdomen and chest. Despite the fact that there is a lot of mucous in the abdomen, little is disposed off. Cough in this situation is aggravated while a person eats. However, Antim Tart tends to find relief from the same. Patients usually find it very hard to bring out the mucous in this situation. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Homeopath.
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Home Remedies for Cough and Cold

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Homeopath, Sindhudurg
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With winter, cough and common cold are the health problems one will be suffering
And it is not advisable to depend on allopathic everytime as side-effects to those medicines cannot be neglected. Instead, try some home remedies that are good and quick enough to cure it and there are no side effects to these remedies! here are few handy tips coming straight from kitchen:
1. Gargle with hot water by adding a pinch of salt into it, it helps in curing the sore throat.
2. Keep drinking hot drinks like coffee and tea or simply luke warm water.
3. Add turmeric powder, ginger powder and a teaspoon of honey to warm milk. This not only helps in curing cough but also relieves from bodyache, cold and headache.
4. For cold, steam inhalation is the best home remedy.
5. While preparing your tea, add few tulsi leaves and crushed ginger to it along with black pepper, it is much relief for cough and cold.
6. One who is susceptible to cough and cold should consume chavanprash (it is the best ayurvedic tonic for winter) or amla murrabba as it comprises high content of vitamin c which helps one develop a strong immunity against cough and cold.
Homeopathy works really well. Taking appropriate remedies can reduce the time spent in each stage and also aids complete recovery.
Homeopathic remedies help relieve cough and cold symptoms alongside proper rest, plenty of fluids and simple nourishing food. Consult me to get rid of stubborn cough.
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Cough and cold remedies at home

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These are the common tips to prevent common cough and cold mainly in winter season.
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Home remedy for Dry Cough

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Home remedy for Dry Cough
5 basil leaves, 4 black pepper, 4 munakka, 5 gms liquorice (mulethi), 3 gms banafsha - boil these in 200 ml of water till it becomes 100 ml. Filter it. Add 2-3 patasha in it and drink lukewarm for 3-4 nights. Sleep well covered. Dry cough will be relieved.
You can also have steam with vicks
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Whooping Cough In Kids - How Homeopathy Can Help You Get Relief?

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Cough and cold are very daunting diseases for anyone out there. Especially for people who have a tendency of catching cold easily. Nobody likes to have a runny nose, vigorous cough and fever. But all these symptoms occur when anyone suffers from cough and cold. However, the symptoms get doubled when anyone suffers with Whooping cough. Though any kind of chronic cough can be severe enough but whooping cough is the most panic striking among them all. 

What is whooping cough?

Whooping cough begins with a little respiratory illness and includes runny nose, relentless cough. In later stages a development of vivid, copious mucus with the cough and the whoop sound while coughing develops. Whooping cough can be treated safely. If we look at the homeopathic treatment, there are various remedies for whooping cough. But first and foremost, it is very important to boost your immunity. Good immunity helps you to recover faster. Next you need to add nutrition to your diet, which are very important for your health. So intake green veggies and fruits as much as you can. Talking about the homeopathy treatment, yes there are some common homeopathic medicines available, which are prescribed for whooping cough. However, it depends upon individuals and their condition as to which one would be prescribed. 

Listed are homeopathic medicines for whooping cough:

  1. Antimonium tartaricum: This medicine is prescribed if anyone suffers with scanty and prolific cough along with difficulties in chest or lung. The patient may get mucus with cough, but it hardly comes out. As a result, the patient might end up vomiting in an effort to expel the mucus. The cough can be worse in this case, and the patient might feel breathless often. This medicine is prescribed in such a condition when the chest is filled with mucus, but it barely comes out. 
  2. Drosera: This medicine is prescribed when a person experiences convulsions of coughing and ends up having cyanosis and shortness of breathing. The cough will be worse, especially at night, and the patient may end up vomiting. There is a chance of getting cramps in feet and hands while coughing.
  3. Belladona: This is a very common medicine for whooping cough, which is usually prescribed in the early feverish stages of whooping cough. If taken properly, it can be effective in terms of curing the illness. 

Mostly in the coughing stage, patients may face violent cough with red nose and bulging out of eyes, there can be abdominal pain too. Severe irritation in larynx and headache too are noticed in this period. All the above mentioned homeopathic medicines are likely to be used in treating whooping cough infection.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Popular Questions & Answers

My baby 2 month old, she as cough from one week. Using drops but no result. Any home remedies?

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Pediatrician, Bangalore
Cough in small babies is commonly to to picking up an infection from family members, or due to regurgitation of milk. Most often clearing the nostrils using saline drops and steam inhalation using a vaporizer or humidifier in a closed room gives relief.

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What is the remedy about?
Are there any side effects?
What are the post-remedy guidelines?
How long does it take to recover?
Are the results of the remedy permanent?
Is there any training or experts required?
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