Nowadays every mother's worry is about baby getting cold and cough.When our child gets cold then they will not eat properly,inactive,crying,some babies will vomit.Mostly cough will come when baby lying on the bed to sleep,it makes the baby to loss sleep.Often cough will lead to fever.There are 4 types of cold which affects the baby.This is important to know what type of cough is affected and instant home remedy for baby's cough.
Types of cough:
Types of cough:
- Dry cough:Dry cough is mostly caused by the infection of upper respiratory tract(throat and nose) such as cold or fever.This dry cough is worse in warm room and when a baby gone to bed.This cough is also the early sign of lower respiratory tract infection such as pneumonia and bronchitis.
- Wet cough:It is caused by the fluid secretion and makes infection in the lower respiratory tract.It is mainly caused by the inflammation in lungs or virus infection on the lungs.
- Croup cough:This cough cause the harsh dry cough for the baby.Baby with this cough will have swollen upper trachea caused by the viral infection.There will be a swollen below the vocal cord so the cough sound of the baby will be high pitch sound known as stridor. Baby will also have the hoose throat.
- Whooping cough:This cough symptoms are similar to ordinary cough but it becomes severe at night time,fast coughing.At a time 5 to 15 frequent cough will come that's called fast coughing.When the baby deeply breathes during this cough it sounds like a whooping.Sometimes baby looks like a blue because of the shortage of oxygen.
Home remedy for baby's cough:
- Coconut oil:Heat 1 tbsp of coconut oil by adding 1 clove,2 pepper,a pinch of turmeric. Apply this oil to baby's chest,back,feet,under arm for 2 times per day(day and night).The another method is heat an oil with small onion,garlic,Betal leaf stalk and apply it to the baby,s chest and back.
- Country Borage(Karpuravalli leaf):Take this leaf up to 3 to 4 number and heat in a pan.When this leaf turns to dark green then extract the juice from the leaf.This juice can give with honey or warm water.
- Eucalyptus:Eucalyptus can be used in the form of leaf as well as oil.Heat a water in the vessel to high temperature and put some leaf or oil into the water.Make your baby to breath the vapor come from the water.It makes to get rid from head burden and nasal congestion.
- Turmeric:Add a pinch of turmeric powder in 5 ml of boiled milk and give it at the night time to recover from the severe cough.
- Chicken soup:If baby is aged over 2 years then chicken soup can give to the baby.It clears the phlegm and makes the baby to breathe easily.
- Honey:It can be given to the baby after the age of 1 year.It breaks the chest cough and improves the sleep of the baby.It can given with warm water/lemon.
- Vicks Vaporub:Apply vicks to baby nose,head,throat,chest,back,feet,underarm at the night time while sleeping.This gives some relax to the baby from cough.This can try to the baby after 3 months old.