The best way to cure Cough in kids

Cough Treatment in Children

How to cure Cough in kids has special way from adult. Often when coughing children become restless during sleep. Decreasing appetite due to discomfort in the throat, and also vomiting repeatedly provoked by the cough.

What needs to be understood, however, cough is a symptom that is protective to the body. Coughing is the body's natural attempt to remove mucus or foreign objects out of the lungs and the air flow is blocked.

treatment for Cough in kids

Efforts of Removing Mucus

As long as cough in children does not lead to eating disorders, drinking, breathing, and there was no sound accompanying wheezing, was not to worry. While this may seem annoying, actually cough helpful to clean up phlegm or mucus from the chest and the back of the throat.

Some causes of cough in kids

Flu often triggers reactions of coughing as the body's natural attempt to remove the mucus from the back of the throat.

Bacterial or viral infections can also trigger a cough accompanied by shortness of breath and fever.
Symptoms of asthma. Characterized by a cough that occurs in the long term, after the kids running around or cough appear / worse at night. This type of cough is often accompanied by the sound of wheezing or shortness of breath.

Air or environmental factors

Cigarette smoke or be around the pet can make children coughing.

by knowing the causes of cough in your chidren, it will make you easier to give appropriate treatment for her.  

Home treatment for cough in children

Most coughs in children are caused by viruses. Infections caused by viruses may last up to two weeks. Avoid the use of antibiotics to treat this condition because it is not effective in eradicating the virus.
As the child sleep undisturbed, not needed drugs to cope with cough. For children aged under 6 years, not recommended for taking cough medicine which are sold freely without consulting a doctor.

When the child coughs, parents can help children feel more comfortable, that is by the way:
Keeping the body of the child gets enough liquids. Hot tea, warm lemon juice with honey may help prevent dehydration while also addressing the throat feels dry. But avoid honey in children aged less than one year.

If the cough occurs constantly, make use of the steam/hot water. Try sitting with your child while children inhale the vapors from a bowl of hot water for about 20 minutes. Or you can take the child out of the House for a breath of fresh air for about 10-15 minutes.

If your child is coughing caused by asthma, ask the doctor for the proper treatment plans of asthma in children. Provide asthma medication always necessary within your reach. Never give leftover antibiotics or drugs that once other family members drink for your children who are coughing. If the doctor gives a remedy for coughing child, make sure you follow the instructions correctly.

On coughing phlegm, drinking plenty of water (warm) is helpful. It can help thin the phlegm. Much drinking can also thin the mucus and phlegm in the throat so that it is more easily expelled.
For Babies less than six months of exclusive BREAST MILK that gets suggested to drink more often.
Infants not BREAST MILK may be given exclusive white warm water 1 or 3 teaspoons four times per day. While in infants with BREAST MILK exclusively recently given over 6 months.

As an alternative healing, the mother can also use honey, which already recognized doctors.
The American Academic research of Pediatric in 2008 stated honey can relieve coughing children in the night of the day and more secure to cope with cough in children. Honey is also more effective than dextromethrophan (the main content in cough medicine).

However, honey should not be given to infants under one year in order to avoid the risk of botulism or poisoning. Honey treatment according to age:
Age 2-5 years: 1/2 teaspoon
Age 6-11 years: 1 teaspoon honey
Age> 11 years: 2 teaspoons

Create a saline solution by mixing 1/2 - 1 teaspoon of salt to a glass of warm water. Dispense 2-3 drops on a child's nostril and then suction with a suction or vacuum snot. This can reduce nasal obstruction in children. In the grown-up children, a saline solution can be used for rinsing, to reduce sore throat.

Apply the balm on the child's body, but it can not be rubbed under his nose. Balsam containing camphor, menthol, and eucaliptus oil can relieve coughs and make children sleep soundly.
Provide drinks and snacks to children in small portions but more often so that the child does not vomit.

Avoid foods and beverages that can induce coughing, such as ice, candy, chocolate or fatty foods.

Wary If Accompanied Other Symptoms

If other symptoms that accompany a cough, immediately consult a doctor or take the child to the nearest health unit to get help as soon as possible such as:
  • Difficulty breathing or breathing faster than normal.
  • Fever gets worse.
  • Pale or blue lips, tongue, or face.
  • Fever and cough occur in infants aged less than three months.
  • Wheezing sound after coughing.
  • Children looked limp, cranky and uncomfortable.
  • Dehydration is characterized by dry mouth, dizziness, drowsiness, crying without tears, sunken eyes, and less urination.
  • Cough with blood.

How to Prevent Cough in kids

prevention is always better then medication. even though Not easy to prevent coughs in children, but there are several ways you can do to minimize transmission.
In the flu season, you can take children to wash hands frequently to prevent the spread of the virus. Ask an adult in a child's activity you to do the same.

Then, do not let your children approach people with flu cough. Disallow smokers are around the house or a child's activity. Secondhand smoke to children can cause him to face a variety of health risks in addition to cough, among others, asthma, allergies, colds, and others.


Note the vaccination schedule for children

Make sure your children are vaccinated for diphtheria, whooping cough, and tetanus. If necessary, ask the doctor to give special vaccinations for flu.

Cough as a natural response of the body to remove mucus or other foreign matter, must be addressed appropriately. Perform maintenance at home to help relieve the child's breathing, but if the symptoms arise another dangerous, do not hesitate to immediately seek help of medical experts for your children.


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