All about Upper respiratory infections in children
Is your child suffering from upper respiratory infection? Do not worry as upper respiratory infection or the common cold is one of the most common infections that children are susceptible to especially during the winter. As per studies it has been discovered that a healthy child is likely to get a minimum of 5-7 colds every year.
An upper respiratory infection is contagious and can spread if your little one touches things such as his toys that have already been touched by one having a cold. These infections can affect your child’s sinuses, ears, throat and nose. It can easily spread from one to another when the affected person sneezes or coughs.
Some of the most common symptoms of upper respiratory infection that children suffer from include stuffy or runny nose, coughing, sneezing, hoarseness, sore throat, fussiness, and tired, sore, watery and red eyes, fever and chills that last for 1-3 days, sore muscles, body aches and headache. Keeping this in mind we have come up with a healthy New Year gift for your little one in the form of natural remedies.
Keep your children hale and hearty naturally this New Year
Unfortunately, the common cold has no real cure but there are a few herbs that can help to make your kid feel comfortable till the infection is over.
- Sipping a cup of lukewarm milk mixed together with honey and half teaspoon of turmeric powder will help in soothing a bad throat as well as other cold symptoms. This is one of the simplest yet most effective natural remedies for upper respiratory infections in children.
- When your child is asleep, take a little quantity of eucalyptus oil and rub it either on their clothes or pillow. This will help them with breathing via their blocked nose at night.
- Pepper: pepper is ideal for children suffering from stuffed or runny nose. It can help in effectively breaking up congestion as it contains capsaicin components that are beneficial to thin mucus and thereby help to get rid of the germ present in the nasal passages. For best results, let your child gargle with hot water containing pepper, simply smell pepper or eat a meal containing pepper. This will help in breaking apart any kind of congestion in your kid’s sinuses or lungs. Pepper is one of the most recommended natural remedies for soothing upper respiratory infections in children.
Give these natural remedies to your child as a healthy New Year gift and keep him away from upper respiratory infections.