Coughing Remedies For Children That Work
coughing remedies for children?
child who is coughing creates a lot of stress for parents. They often
sound chesty when they breathe (called croup or a barking cough).
The airways of children and infants are not fully developed and are much smaller than adults.
It doesn't take much mucus or inflammation to reduce air flow into and out of their lungs.
Because they are unable to breathe freely, they often become irritated, agitated and can't sleep well at night.
Most over the counter medications are not recommended for children
under six years of age. There are many natural remedies that help
open up the airway, reduce inflammation and stop coughing.
Below is a summary of many things you can do and some effective supplements that you
can take to stop your child from coughing.
sure your child gets sips of water constantly. Dehydration will make
the mucus thicker and harder to get rid of. A moist throat also helps
to reduce irritation and reduce the urge to cough.
children can suck on cough lozenges to get relief from coughs. Do not
give lozenges to young children if there is a risk of choking. Also, do not given them
lozenges if they are lying down or ready to go to sleep. Younger
children may suck on a cough lollipop.
consider offering a back rub. It will help to release any mucus and
provide comfort to the child. Use some mentholated ointment (Vicks
VapoRub) on the chest for added relief from coughing.
some eucalyptus oil into the vaporizer and place it in the bedroom
where your children are sleeping. The aroma and increased humidity in
the room will help to reducing coughing at night. This is especially
useful if your child is suffering from the common cold or flu.
Marshmallow (Althea officinalis)
This herb has been used for centuries to help loosen mucus and soothe the airways and the throat.
Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis)
herb not only helps treat viral infections by boosting the immune
system, it also helps to maintain the quality of the lungs and airways.
Licorice Root (Glycyrrhiza glabra)
herb is very well known for its ability to support and calm the
respiratory system. It has a multitude of uses including supporting the
immune system. Quality remedies for cough will usually include this
herb in their formulations.
Homeopathic Cough Remedies
is a growing trend in usingr natural and
homeopathic solutions to common health problems in children.
for coughing are no exception. Why the popularity? Because they work
with less side effects unlike many over the counter cough
such as pulsatilla, bryonia, kali mur and ferrum phos are commonly
found in homeopathic cough formulations.
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