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7 home remedies to treat common cold & cough
By Team Babygogo
Whenever your baby catches cold & cough, her sleep pattern is disturbed with running nose, cough and breathing problems. It makes her uneasy and uncomfortable.
Few parents rushed to paediatric or general physician to treat cold and cough. Some parents give home medicines to treat it. But I believe that cold and cough is common, we don’t need to give any kind of allopathy medicines to our kids for common cold & cough. Your baby’s body will take time to self heal it. But if it's taking more than two weeks then you must visit doctor to seek medical help.
We always prefer to go for home remedies or gharelu nuskha to treat common disease. Home remedies are safe and effective for common cold and cough.
Sharing indian home remedies to cure cold and cough. Most of ingredients are easily available in our kitchen.
1. Garlic Cloves in mustard oil
Boil few cloves of garlic into mustard oil and apply it on your baby’s throat, chest, back and under his feet. this mixture gives warmth to your baby’s body and let it heal from cough and cold. Garlic helps in destroying bacteria that cause cold.
2. Rub Ajwain
Roast ajwain on dry tava. Put it in a cloth and make a potli of it. Rub it on baby’s chest, under feet, back and palms. You can keep it near the baby’s nose so that your baby can smell it. Its very effective treatment for cold.
Don’t start rubbing the potli directly on chest when its too hot. First test the temperature by rubbing it on your palm first. Once its cool down, rub the potli on your baby’s chest. Your baby must wear single layer of cloth like undershirt or t-shirt. Don’t try to rub in on naked chest of one or two months old baby. This solution helps to clear the chest congestion and phlegm.
3. Nasal saline drops
Saline drops are always recommended by pediatric for relief of nasal congestion in an infant. Whenever your baby’s nose is all stuffed up from cold, you can use nasal saline drops or spray. It is actually salt water based spray or drops. You can use it anytime for your baby without any trouble. Nasal drops loosen up mucus and keep it from getting crusty.
Nasal Aspirator helps to remove stuffy and blocked nose. It is also a good option to decongest nose.
4. Maintain Hygiene
Keep yourself and your baby hygiene during common disease or infection. Keep yours and your baby’s hands sanitized thoroughly at regular intervals with antibacterial baby wipes or sanitizer. This helps to prevent the spread of germs. Washing hands helps get rid of germs that come in contact with you during your day. Keep your surroundings clean to stop germs.
5. Elevate your baby head
Due to stuffy nose, your baby’s sleep disturb usually. She is not able to breathe properly because of nose blockage. Best solution is to elevate your baby’s head while she sleeps. It helps to minimise the discomfort of stuffy nose.
6. Steam is good for your baby
Inhaling steam helps to clear baby’s blocked nose and open blocked airways. During first year of your baby, your baby will get around 10 to 12 colds and she is getting more immune every-time. It is a natural way to get relief from colds, chest congestion and blocked nose. It helps your baby to sleep better and speed up recovery from cold & cough.
You can use room humidifier or steamer to keep room air moist. Lay your baby in your lap, soothe her and keep vaporizer near you. Your baby will get sufficient steam and helps her to breathe better. Avoid keeping your baby close to hot & steamy water.
7. Rub Vicks
Rub baby’s Vicks Vaporub to bottom of your baby’s feet and chest at night, cover her feet with cotton socks. She will get immediate relief from cough. VapoRubs actually don’t remove congestion, it makes baby feel better with its cooling action.
Whenever you take your baby outside, cover her properly to protect chest from cold.
Note: Always use home remedies after proper research and guidelines. Your one mistake can put you
Ajwain n garlic ko oil me boil kijiye n uske pair ke niche n chest pr ache se malish kijiye
My baby is also suffering vth cold n cough n we r doing nebulization vth saline water.is it good to do mebulization or not
Hi haneet just wanted to ask u that is it safe to rub vicks on babies body.i heared that its not gud for a baby.
Can I use nasal saline solution for 7 months baby...how to use
Ajwain n garlic ko oil m mix krke garam krke kitne din lagane se ye thik ho jayegi
My baby is 6 months old she become cold what can I use in home remedies
I had used nasal drops for my one month baby. I didn't find any type of problem so I feel it's safe.
Thank you so so much haneet... my baby to suffering from cough n cold from one to 2 week's not getting relief.... I went for a check up... N Dr. Giver antibiotics n syrups... now ivl follow ghar ke nuske... thanks alot once again... haneet