I am Jackson Promise, standcode administrator on health, today I will be helping you with what you should know about “Home remedies or cure for minors.
Fact about home cures or remedies is that everywhere today people use home remedies in some places, the older or traditional ways of healing have been passed from parents to children for hundreds of years.
Many home remedies have great value, others have less, and some may be risky or harmful. Home remedies, like modern medicine, must be used with caution.
HOME REMEDIES THAT HELPS
For many sicknesses, time tested home remedies works as well as modern medicine or even better, they are often cheaper, and in some cases, they are found to be safer.
For instance, many of the herbal teas people use for home treatment of coughs and cold do more good and cause fewer problems than cough syrup and some strong medicines some doctors prescribede.
Additionally, teas or sweetened drinks many mothers give to babies with diarrhea are often safer and do more good than any modern medicine. What matters most is that a baby with diarrhea gets plenty of liquid.
NOTE: FOR COUGHS, COLDS, AND COMMON DIARRHEA, HERBAL TEAS ARE OFTEN BETTER, CHEAPER, AND SAFER THAN MODERN MEDICINES.
Mothers should have in mind that home remedies have limitations because some diseases are helped by home remedies, others can be treated better with modern drugs.
This is true for most serious infections, sickness like pneumonia, tetanus, typhoid, tuberculosis, appendicitis, diseases caused by sexual contact, and fever after childbirth should be treated with modern medicines as soon as possible., for these diseases, do not west time trying to treat them first with home remedies only, for safety reasons.
It is sometimes hard to be sure which home remedies work well and which do not, that’s why more careful studies are needed for this reason.
Research has shown that herbal remedies work for minor and there are so many remedies which have help parents solve quickly health challenges.
1. A spoonful of honey
Several studies have shown that swallowing one teaspoon (15 mL) of honey about half an hour before bed can help you get a better night’s sleep and settle a cough, says Mankal. It’s believed that the antimicrobial and antibacterial properties of honey may be at work. However, remember that kids under the age of one should never have honey due to the risk of infant botulism.
2. Plenty of fluids
Keeping kids hydrated is a really important part of making them feel better, says Jared Friesen, a family nurse practitioner in Alberta. “A cold or cough can make kids lethargic, so they won’t want to eat or drink much, which means they can get even more lethargic, and the cycle continues,” he says. Offer small amounts of food and especially liquid often. Kid-friendly options include soup (try a low-sodium broth), applesauce, juice mixed with a bit of water (offering it in an egg cup or even a shot glass may be enough of a novelty to intrigue them) and frozen treats like Popsicles. Mankal says a good alternative to juice is cooled, fruity hibiscus tea, which is brightly coloured like juice but not nearly as sweet.
“Saline drops and mists can help because salt loosens the mucus and makes it easier for a child to clear it out of their nose,” says Mankal. “If they’re upset with you after you do it, that’s how you know you’ve done enough.” You can also get out the suction bulbs, or “snot suckers,”to gently clear out their nose. You can try teaching kids ages six and up to gargle with salt water (a teaspoon of table salt dissolved in a cup of warm water) to help relieve a sore throat.
Kids’ coughs: How to tell when it’s seriousA humidifier in your child’s room can help manage cough and cold symptoms by keeping their airway moist, says Friesen. Cool or warm mist? It doesn’t really matter, says Mankal, although a cool mist is generally better for a barky, seal-like croup cough. “For croup, you can also bundle your child in a blanket and take them outside to breathe in some cool air for a few minutes,” she says.
5. Sponge bath
“There’s reasonable evidence to suggest that a sponge bath with lukewarm water, combined with Tylenol or Advil, is more likely to bring a fever down within an hour than medication alone,” says Friesen. However, if your child is already feeling chilled, skip the sponging.
Is that strongly scented stuff from your own childhood a good idea? While it’s not exactly a “home remedy,” the over-the-counter ointment is still quite popular as a topical option. “There’s a small amount of evidence to suggest that it can improve symptoms at bedtime,” says Friesen, who sometimes uses it on his own kids, ages two and six.
The bottom line? Coughs and colds are a fact of life. And while there’s no magic approach to zap them instantly, you can manage their symptoms and help your child get some healing rest. “Comfort is your ultimate goal,” says Friesen.
When to see a doctor
Signs that you’re not dealing with a run-of-the-mill cough or cold and your child should be seen by a healthcare provider include wheezing; labored or fast breathing (nostrils are flared, the skin is stretched tight over the ribcage and a prescribed inhaler isn’t helping); a cough that leads to choking, vomiting or trouble breathing; difficulty waking up; and infrequent urination due to dehydration. These symptoms could be red flags that you’re dealing with influenza or another serious infection. When it comes to temperature, you should take your child to a doctor if their fever lasts longer than 72 hours, according to the Canadian Paediatric Society.
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