How to Treat a Cough in kids at Home

Coughs are just one of those unfortunate things we all have to deal with now and then and are common in kids. Exposure to germs and fighting them helps kids develop their immune systems. Helping your child to feel comfortable and manage their symptoms can help them get the rest they need to help them recover.

However, you can ease your child’s discomfort by trying some simple cough remedies for kids mentioned here. These home remedies are simple, child-safe.

1. Rest
Proper rest and optimum hydration can help most children feel comfortable during an episode of cough and cold. Ensure your child takes plenty of rest with their head raised using a pillow.

2. Hydration
Cough can affect your child’s food and fluid intake, which can cause dehydration. Make sure your child drinks plenty of fluid, such as warm water, lemon water, or Soup.

3. Hot Shower
Breathing steam is a common home remedy to relieve dry cough. Inhaling steam may loosen mucus and ease congestion, making blowing the nose easier.

4. Humidifiers
This is one of the products you might not think about, but when your kid is awake at night with a cough, you’ll be glad you have it. A cool-mist humidifier disperses moisture into the air, loosening the mucus and relieving sore throat. Since the humidifier makes the
 area closest to it moistest, keep it close to your child.

5. Nasal saline drops
Saline drops can help loosen the mucus and prevent sinus infection and post-nasal drip (8). Besides, it keeps the mucous membrane moist.

6. Honey
Mix a teaspoon of honey and some lemon in a cup of warm water and feed it to your child before bedtime. Experts share that honey is more effective in reducing nighttime coughing than cough syrups.

7. Ginger
Ginger is a common cough remedy in Ayurveda. Boil crushed fresh ginger in water and drink the resulting concoction three to four times a day

8. Turmeric Milk
Turmeric is known to have therapeutic effects on dry cough. Mix a teaspoon of turmeric powder into a cup of hot milk and feed it to your child to relieve cough.

These remedies are curated by our team based on available data. Please consult a doctor if symptoms persist

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