Cough infants is not only a sign of a cold, but a symptom of many other disease States – allergies, disorders of the heart and even helminths. When it occurs it is necessary to urgently call a doctor or go to the hospital. Self-medication can be dangerous to a child's life.

Safe cough medicine for children from 1 year

Currently, there are a number of drugs for infants, which are often prescribed pediatricians. It is a mucolytic agent that contribute to liquefaction of sputum in the lungs. Such drugs include Ambroxol. It is prescribed for babies in the form of a syrup, and given in a reduced dose. The drug is effective for a wet cough.

The medicine Mucosolvan is usually applied in the form of inhalation or syrup. Its action is similar to action of Ambroxol.

Another tool that is sold in the pharmacy licorice root. This medicine of plant origin is available in the syrup and is one of the most safe and gives positive results with minimal contraindications.

However, remember that the choice of drug, its dose and duration of treatment must be prescribed by a competent doctor.

Treatment of cough in babies folk remedies

As an alternative to traditional medicine and it is not always safe to drugs, there are traditional recipes, based on centuries of experience and proven effectiveness.

One of the recipes – broth mother and stepmother and plantain. A dry mixture of herbs sold in the pharmacy or prepared in advance. To prepare the broth you will need two tablespoons of the herb mixture in the ratio 50/50. Pot pour boiling water (0.5 liters) and allowed to infuse for two hours. Should take no more than a third Cup before eating three times a day.

Licorice root combined with elecampane and a Supplement is also a great tool. The roots of the herbs are mixed in equal proportions, pre-chopped. One tablespoon of the mixture pour cooled boiled water (0.5 liter) and infused for eight hours. Method of decoction three times a day before meals for one third of the glass.

Eucalyptus oil has tonic properties, cleanses the respiratory tract and is very effective when inhaled, rubbing and massage.

In addition to these tools, it is advisable to bathe a small child in various herbal infusions and decoctions. One of the best herbs are chamomile and thyme. They help recover the fragile body of the baby and help strengthen his immune system.

Noticing that the child began to cough and after consulting with the pediatrician, it is possible to combine advances in modern medicine with folk remedies. But it is much better to take care of disease prevention, it is quite rightly said that the disease is easier to prevent than to cure.