How to “raise” children when they have a cold
After the fall, the cold was rampant again.
What should I do if I am unlucky?
Experts say that seeing a doctor can be laborious and ineffective, and taking a good rest can take it away more easily and comfortably.
Recently, American magazines published articles on the experience of foreign experts in “raising a cold.”
General principles: The most important thing is to drink enough water to avoid dryness of the respiratory tract and dilute sputum and snot.
Drink 8 large glasses of water or juice every day. Don’t drink tea, cola, and alcoholic beverages.
In addition, when there are patients at home, the whole family should wash their hands frequently, avoid touching the nose and mouth, keep the kitchen and bathroom tabletops clean, throw away used paper towels immediately, and avoid sharing towels and cups.
If your throat is uncomfortable, you can use the following 6 types of baby: humidifier, suitable for dry throat.
Garlic, when the throat is itchy, put 1 ~ 2 cloves of garlic in a microwave oven and heat for 10 ~ 15 seconds to reduce the smell of garlic, then crush the garlic cloves and eat them once a day.
Throat sugar, containing 1 tablet every 2 to 4 hours as needed, can alleviate slight throat pain and shorten the cold period by half.
Warm saline. When your throat is sore and itchy, use 1 pint (about 470 ml) of warm water and 1 teaspoon of salt, and gargle more than once a day.
Herbal tea, when sore throat lasts all day, you can drink herbal tea containing cork root or licorice.
Over-the-counter anesthesia spray is suitable for severe cases of throat pain when swallowing. The spray containing local anesthetic phenol can quickly relieve pain, but only occasionally.
If you have a bad cough, you need to pay attention to 4 points: Do not smoke, and stay away from smokers.
If it is a dry cough, try honey lemon warm water (not suitable for children under 1 year old).
If you have a severe night cough, you can raise the pillow.
If you have a cough with blood, sputum is green or brown, and you have a high fever, you need to see a doctor.
If the nasal congestion does not exceed 1 to 2 weeks, you can take care of yourself: open the shower head in the shower, sit in the bathroom, and breathe humid water vapor.
Do not use over-the-counter sprays or drops for more than 3 to 4 days to avoid addiction.
If the child has a cold, then pay special attention to the following things: fever, but the temperature is not high, do not immediately use antipyretics, let the immune system automatically play an anti-disease effect.
Children under 16 have a cold and do not eat aspirin.
Seek medical attention immediately when ear pain and drowsiness occur.