You will need
- - mustard plasters, compresses (cotton wool, cloth, bandages);
- pharmacy drops for the nose, carrot juice;
- - coarse salt to warm.
To quickly cure a runny nose and cough in a child, reassess the baby: if you can apply heat treatments, and they are contraindicated with high temperature and purulent inflammation, are there any other questionable symptoms that threaten the life of the child and requires medical supervision. If not, treat yourself and use mustard plasters, hot compresses to the chest, warming the sinuses. These treatments improve circulation, and relieve the inflammatory process in the bronchi and nasopharynx.
To compress, use the normal warm water. Soak a cloth in it, squeeze lightly and apply on the upper third of the chest. Cover the fabric with an oilcloth, wool, and bandage or wrap the diaper crosswise. As you apply the wrap, ensure each layer was 1-1. 5 cm longer than the previous one. Do it for 3-5 days at night. To warm breast use mustard, only those that are isolated in paper. And since children are impatient to pain, apply them to the skin is dry, then they will heat much longer without causing irritation.
Be sure to give your baby a warm drink. To alleviate the cough and thin mucus let the warmed milk with mineral water or with honey and a small pinch of baking soda, and excretion of phlegm from bronchi - expectorant teas, such as licorice root, leaf currant or raspberry.
For the treatment of runny nose in a child several times a day, warm up sinuses. Will rascality in a frying pan large salt, pour it into a 2 bag and tie. So they don't burn on my skin, put on the sides of the nose first, Terry napkins, and bags. Instead of salt you can use hot egg. This procedure is not actually spent in purulent rhinitis. In this case, use the following method.
To cure purulent rhinitis in a child, use drugstore drops, and only after the selection will be transparent – folk remedies, for example carrot or carrot-beet juice, 3-5 drops. However, pre-clean the nose with saline solution. Dilute 1 tsp. in 0,5 l of boiled warm water, dial it in a syringe with a rubber tip and enter alternately in each nostril. So that water does not get into the respiratory tract or middle ear, put the child close to the tub and, holding him with one arm under the chin and slightly tilt the baby's head forward. This procedure is unlikely to appeal to him, therefore, with strong resistance just pump out the mucus with a rubber spray.
If your child's cold is not accompanied by malaise or fever, do not forbid him to walk. Fresh air has a healing effect, and mobility while walking improves circulation, which enhance the treatment of cold and cough in children.