Weak immunity and close communication in the children's team are the main causes of frequent colds in a child. Often, the disease process is delayed for many weeks, and the long-awaited recovery is replaced by another runny nose and cough. But in order not to let the disease drag on, it is better to immediately start intensive treatment.
It is necessary
- - mustard plasters, a set for a compress (cotton wool, oilcloth, bandage);
- - pharmacy nasal drops, carrot juice;
- - coarse salt for heating.
To quickly cure a runny nose and cough in a child, assess the baby's condition: is it possible to use thermal procedures, but they are contraindicated at high temperatures and purulent inflammation, are there other dubious symptoms that threaten the child's life and require medical supervision. If not, carry out the treatment yourself and use mustard plasters, warming compresses on the chest, warming the sinuses for this. These procedures improve blood circulation, due to which they relieve the inflammatory process in the bronchi and nasopharynx.
Use plain warm water to compress. Dampen a cloth in it, squeeze it lightly and place it on the upper third of the chest. Cover the fabric with oilcloth, cotton wool and bandage or wrap in a diaper crosswise. When applying the compress, make sure that each layer is 1-1.5 cm larger than the previous one. Do it for 3-5 days at night until morning. To warm up the breast with mustard plasters, use only those that are isolated in paper. And since children are impatient for pain, apply them to the skin dry, then they will warm up much longer without causing irritation.
Be sure to give your child warm drinks. To soften cough and thin phlegm, give warmed milk with mineral water or honey and a small pinch of soda, and to remove phlegm from the bronchi - expectorant teas, for example, from licorice root, currant leaves or raspberries.
To treat a child's runny nose, warm up the sinuses several times a day. Heat coarse salt in a frying pan, put it in 2 bags and tie. To prevent them from burning the skin, first put terry napkins on the sides of the nose, and bags on them. You can use a hot egg instead of salt. Do not perform this procedure with a purulent rhinitis. In this case, use the following method.
To cure a purulent runny nose in a child, use pharmacy drops, and only after the discharge becomes transparent - folk remedies, for example, carrot or carrot-beet juice, 3-5 drops each. However, clean your nose with a salt solution first. Dilute 1 tsp. in 0.5 liters of boiled warm water, take it into a syringe with a rubber tip and inject it alternately into each nostril. To prevent water from entering the respiratory tract or middle ear, place the baby close to the tub and, holding his chin with one hand, tilt the baby's head slightly forward. This procedure is unlikely to please him, so if there is strong resistance, just pump out the mucus with a rubber can.
If the child's cold is not accompanied by malaise or high fever, do not forbid him to walk. Fresh air has a healing effect, and mobility during walks improves blood circulation, which additionally helps to treat a child's runny nose and cough.