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Remedies for Cold and Cough for Babies

Date :2021-03-18


There are many home remedies that are used by people to treat severe colds and coughs. Here are some of the most common and best home remedies that can help you get rid of that severe cold. There are home remedies to treat cold and coughs for both children and adults.

1. Home Remedies for Adults:

If you are above 18 years of age, then you to follow the below-listed ways of curbing cold and cough.

A. Hot Fluids:

When you are suffering from a severe cold makes sure that you always stay hydrated. There are some studies that suggest that you need to consume some liquids that are of room temperature, and this is the best way in which you can reject that severe cold and cough. This is because hot fluids reduce chills and fatigue too. Some of the hot fluids that you can consume include

  • Hot black tea
  • Hot herbal tea
  • Warm water; and
  • Warm fruit juices

B. Honey Tea:

Adding a little bit of honey to a mug of tea with a bit of lemon is one of the best home remedies for curing cough and cold. You can also mix some honey with warm water, and it is said to be one healthy way in which you can cure cough and cold. Many studies have proven the benefits of honey as a healing agent for cold and cough. All you need to do is to mix a spoon of honey in a mug of tea and consume it 2 times a day and you get well in no time. Do not give honey to a 1-year-old kid as this may lead to further complications.

C. Gargle with Salt Water:

Gargling with salt water is one of the best ways in which you can get rid of a bad cold and cough. This traditional approach has been in existence for centuries and this has worked well for many. You need to keep in mind that this can substitute western medication for a cough and cold. All you need to do is to boil a glass of drinking water till it turns lukewarm and then add some salt to it. Once this is done make sure that you gargle at least twice a day and you will witness the difference within 24 hours.

D. Steaming:

A horrible cough needs some hot vapour that can heal you in no time, and for this, you need to do steaming. Steaming allows the heated vapor to enter your nostrils, and this will help you instantly relieve cold and cough. Once all the phlegm comes out drink some water in order to avoid dehydration.

E. Ginger Tea:

Ginger is said to ease the dryness in the throat and severe cough as this has anti-inflammatory properties that help in relieving throat pain and nausea. There are also various studies that have proven that the anti-inflammatory components found in ginger can get rid of even the worst cold that you may suffer from. All you need to do is to put a small piece of ginger in a small cup of tea and sip your way through it and you will feel better in a couple of days. Make sure you do this twice a day. Make sure you do not consume it in excess, as this can cause heartburn or even stomach upset.

F. Consume Pineapple:

Pineapple is said to have bromelain that is the major component found in pineapple. Bromelain cures cough and cold, and this component can break down on mucus in your body. All you need to do is to make some pineapple juice that will help you feel better in no time. Some people are allergic to pineapple and thus it is not advised for such people to use this as a home remedy to cure cough and cold.

G. Ginger with Tulsi Mix:

In order to make ginger with tulsi mix, you need to extract the juice out of the ginger and crush a few tulsi leaves and mix it with some hot water. You can also add a little bit of honey in it and this will add some more health benefits.

2. Home Remedies for Cold and Cough for Babies:

When it comes to solving cough and cold in babies it may be tricky and sensitive as this needs to be done in a very cautious manner. Also, there are some natural home remedies that can help your infant get over with that bad cold and cough. It is advised that you opt for home remedies for treating your infant to cure a bad cold. You’ve got al healing remedies in your kitchen. The Indian kitchen is a mini pharmacy that has all herbs that can cure a common cold and cough. Here are some home remedies for treating your baby from a cold and cough.

A. Breast Milk:

Mothers milk has the power of healing all problems that the child is facing and this can boost the immunity of the child. Every time your child demands milk, make sure you feed the child and this will help heal all of the problems faced by the child.

B. Honey:

You can add some honey to some hot water and gently feed the child. This will help the child get better.

C. Turmeric Milk:

Turmeric is said to have healing properties that can cure viral infections such as a cough and cold. All you need to do is to add a teaspoon of turmeric powder in a small bowl of lukewarm milk including some honey and gently feed the baby.

D. Get Enough of Sleep:

Make sure that your child gets enough of sleep and rest as this will help the child’s body to recover from any sort of disease. You can even breastfeed your child and put it to sleep.

E. Hot Liquids:

You can also feed your child a bit of hot chicken soup and this will help it battle the cold and cough.

3. Home Remedies for Cold and Cough During Pregnancy:

It may be common that an expecting mother may fall sick in the time as she is pregnant, but here are some home remedies that will not disrupt your pregnancy in any manner. These home remedies have no side-effects that can cause you to harm in any way possible. All you need to do is to follow these simple steps that will help get better soon.

  • Gargle with Saltwater
  • Steaming
  • Consume hot foods
  • Consume green tea
  • Take plenty of rest as possible

You need to keep in mind that taking antibiotics during pregnancy can cause problems. So, opt for home remedies that can help you get well without hitting you with any sort of side-effects. Sometimes, these home remedies can relapse on your or have an impact on the child you are about to conceive. If you are not sure about something, then make it a point to consult your doctor and he/she will guide you.


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