During the onset of cold weather and the first spring warming, try to pay more attention to the condition of your baby, because the signs of a cold in children appear quickly enough. If your baby has become lethargic, capricious, there is a slight cough, nasal congestion and a slight fever, he begins to have a cold. Contact your doctor immediately, who will select the right course of treatment, often based on the methods of traditional medicine.
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- - rose hips;
- - cranberries;
- - viburnum;
- - raspberries;
- - sea buckthorn;
- - lemon;
- - honey;
- - salt.
Try to give your baby water as often as possible, as fluid loss increases significantly at elevated body temperatures. Besides, drinking plenty of water helps to eliminate toxins from the body. Very well suited for these purposes such means as a decoction of wild rose, cranberry juice, a decoction of viburnum, sea buckthorn, raspberries, raisins, tea with lemon, honey water.
Be sure to humidify the air in the sick baby's room. This will help you avoid dry crusts in your baby's nose. Try to ventilate the room 1-2 times a day and do wet cleaning in it.
Keep a close eye on your child's body temperature, it can be very high in case of a cold. Do not forget that when the temperature rises, the body begins to produce interferon in much larger quantities, which contributes to a quick recovery. Therefore, bring down the temperature only if it exceeds 38 degrees.
In no case wrap up the child, the excess heat should go away unhindered. Maintain the air temperature in the room within 20-23 degrees. If your baby is shivering, give him a warm drink and cover with a blanket.
It helps to bring down the temperature (in the absence of chills) vinegar rubdown. Add 15 ml of vinegar to a liter of warm water (38-40 degrees). Take a small piece of soft cloth (you can use cotton pads, cotton wool) and, periodically dipping it into the solution, wipe the baby's breast, then the back, arms and legs. Rub in this order and as quickly as possible so that the child does not freeze. Then put on socks on the crumb and cover with a blanket. Perform the procedure every 1.5-2 hours.
If your baby has nasal discharge, rinse. In 0.5 liters of warm water (boiled) dissolve 0.5 liters of salt. Bury the prepared solution 3-4 drops in each nasal passage, after which, after waiting 2-3 minutes, gently clean the nose of the crumbs with a cotton swab (special children's enema) or, if he knows how, ask to blow his nose.
Place the remedy in the cleaned nose. For example, sea buckthorn or olive oil, onion juice with the addition of olive oil (1: 5), aloe juice, Kalanchoe, chamomile broth with aloe juice (1: 1). You need to drip after each rinsing (but not more often than 5 times during the day), 2-3 drops.
If the body temperature does not exceed 37.5 degrees, steam the baby's legs. Pour warm water into a basin and dip the crumbs into it. To prevent the child from getting bored, put boats there or a few other toys with which he likes to swim. Constantly controlling the temperature of the water in the basin with your hand, add hot water a little at a time. Watch the child carefully and as soon as his legs turn red, pour cool water over them, then lower them back into the basin for 2-3 minutes. Repeat 3 times, then rub your feet well with a towel and put on woolen socks.
Despite the effectiveness of all of the above funds, be sure to consult your doctor before using them.