Sometimes it is not so much the disease itself that wears the child and the parents caring for him, as sleepless nights accompanied by a debilitating cough. In such a situation, it is necessary to immediately consult a doctor so that he can establish the true cause of a nocturnal cough and prescribe treatment.
It is necessary
- - dog-rose fruit;
- - chamomile;
- - viburnum;
- - raspberries;
- - sea buckthorn;
- - thyme;
- - calendula;
- - mint;
- - saline solution;
- - Kalanchoe;
- - pine needles (buds);
- - sage;
- - fennel seeds;
- - linden flowers;
- - soda;
- - milk;
- - honey.
In some cases, allergies can cause nighttime coughs. Take a good look at your baby. If the coughing attacks intensify, as soon as he lies in his bed, his eyes begin to water, puffiness appears, be sure to examine the crumbs at the allergy center. Based on its results, you will be given recommendations for caring for your child and, if necessary, prescribed a course of treatment.
Most often, it is a viral infection that causes a cough. Its exacerbation at night is directly related to the fact that in the supine position there is an accumulation of sputum and to remove it, the baby has to cough much more often than during the day. The dry air in the room, as well as the stuffy nose of the crumbs, forcing him to breathe through his mouth, also contributes to the strengthening of the cough.
To alleviate the condition of the child, do a wet cleaning in his room in the evening, and ventilate the room a little before going to bed. Put your baby on a higher pillow, change his position more often during sleep. This will keep phlegm from accumulating.
Let your baby drink more fluids throughout the day. The best for this purpose is a warm broth of rose hips, chamomile infusion, tea with raspberries, viburnum, sea buckthorn, etc.
Be sure to clean the baby's nasal passages before bed: rinse them thoroughly with a special saline solution and ask the baby to blow his nose well, or remove mucus from the nose yourself with a small syringe. Instead of a saline solution, you can use a decoction of chamomile, thyme, calendula, mint (1 tsp per glass of boiling water).
Kalanchoe juice helps to clear the nose well. Squeeze the juice from a fresh Kalanchoe leaf and drip it 2-3 drops into each nostril. Irritating the nasal mucosa, the juice causes sneezing, as a result of which the nasal passages will clear.
Give your child (over six months) steam inhalation. In a small saucepan, bring 250-300 ml of water to a boil, add a tablespoon of pine needles (or buds) to boiling water and turn off the gas after 3-4 minutes. Let the broth infuse for 7-10 minutes, after covering the pan with a lid.
After the allotted time, bring it into the baby's room, put it on the table (chair) and remove the lid (the distance from the bed to the container with the broth should be 60-90 cm). As soon as the steam coming from the broth becomes warm, move the pot to a small high chair near the crib (at a distance of 30-40 cm). Use a diaper (sheet) to direct the warm steam to the baby's face. The duration of this procedure is 10-12 minutes.
No less effective inhalations using an alkaline solution (0.5 tsp soda per 0.2 l of water), as well as herbal decoctions based on sage, fennel seeds, linden flowers, etc. (1 tablespoon per glass of water).
If the baby wakes up, give him hot milk with honey. If you have a bad cough, give an antitussive drug prescribed by your doctor.
Monitor your child carefully. If all your efforts do not bring him relief already on the 2-3rd day, consult your doctor again.
Do not try to treat your baby on your own. Be sure to coordinate your actions with your pediatrician.