Cough Treatment in Children by Folk Remedies
Coughing is primarily a protective reactionorganism and with its help the organism of the child produces cleansing of the respiratory tract. Cough appears usually reflexively, when the stimulus or causative agent of the cough gets on the mucous membrane and at this moment the organism tries to get rid of them. The special ciliate epithelium, with which the airways are lined, removes all foreign matter from all parts of the respiratory tract with the help of mucus (nose, larynx, trachea, bronchi and lungs).
The paroxysmal contraction of the musculature, whichcalled cough, helps to bring this process to an end. If the body was not cleaned in this way, then any banal disease of the respiratory system would turn into pneumonia. Of course, a cough is necessary, but only moist, one that displays phlegm. Other types of cough - barking, dry, paroxysmal, bothersome, are harmful and greatly fatigue the sick child. Therefore, before starting cough treatment in children, you need to determine the cause of its occurrence. Depending on the clinical picture of the disease, prescribe antitussive drugs and determine what to treat a wet or dry cough in a child, should a specialist.
Since the reflex of the cough clears the airways,then ill-conceived struggle with a cough can contribute to the fact that the body can not fight the infection and this will cause complications of the disease. Treatment of cough in children helps the child's body to ease the process and relieve tension when cleaning the mucous membrane. In addition to medications, well-being for treatment and folk remedies. To recommend what to treat a cough in a child, here are some recipes:
-to take half a kilogram of onions,grind and mix with 400 gr. sugar, all this cook for three hours on low heat, then add 50 gr. honey. Store the product in a glass container and give after meals 60-90 ml per day;
A fresh cabbage mixed with sugar is a good expectorant. It should be drunk several times a day, one teaspoonful;
- A decoction of the roots of elecampane or licorice root is recommended for coughing, which must be taken 3 times a day before meals;
The most popular folk recipe isblack radish, a wonderful expectorant, it is ideal to treat cough in children. It is necessary to carefully trim the top of the radish, then cut in the middle hole with a knife, so as not to damage the walls. In this recess put half a teaspoon of honey, when the radish starts to allocate juice in honey, take the juice before meals 3-4 times a day. It is especially useful to take this juice before going to bed, the next day you can enlarge the hole so that the juice continues to stand out until the juice is not stopped;
- great attention is paid to folk medicinerubbing and compresses, they effectively treat cough in children. Lubricate the cabbage leaf with honey, attach to the baby's chest before going to bed, the child should then be well wrapped. It helps with coughing rubbing with bear or badger fat.
Children often from a cough can help the usual warmcow's milk, if the child does not have allergies to it. In the milk you need to add a little baking soda and a spoonful of honey. In the process of cough cure, carefully monitor the baby's nutrition, select products that help ease coughing and give an expectorant effect. Recommend to give to drink grape juice and compotes of cranberries, cowberries and viburnum. If a child coughs 10-12 times during the day, then this is normal, since a child with a small growth usually inhales the most polluted part of the air, so a small child cough can simply be a reaction for cleansing the respiratory tract and it is not worth worrying about it.