Ayurvedic Medicines For Cold in Children
Ayurvedic Medicine for Children >> Cold in Children
What is cold in children?Sore throat
A cold is a contagious viral disease that infects the soft lining of the nose. It is a condition which can be cured within a week or 10 days. But if the symptoms are more serious it may lead to influenza. Cold is most common during winter season and affects children soon. There are more than 200 different viruses that can cause cold.
Causes and spread of cold in children
The infection is widely caused and spread by airborne droplets, when the sufferer sneezes. Sharing of things in between children may also lead to Cold. Hand to hand contact is also one of the reasons for spreading cold.
Symptoms of cold in children
Symptoms of cold includes the following:
There may be pain in swallowing
An aching feeling in the ears
A feeling of being unwell.
Sometimes high temperature
Home remedies for cold in children
Combine 1/2 teaspoon of salt in a glass of warm water and stir it. Add a squirt or two of fresh Lemon juice for taste and make the child to gargle. (Only for children above 4 years)
Take some Honey (shahad) and add a pinch of Turmeric (haldi) and make the child to eat 1 tablespoon of this.
Make paste of Basil (tulsi) and Ginger (adrak). Mix 1/2 part of this paste with 3/4 part of Honey (shahad) and give it to the child.
Add some Carom (ajwain) seeds to milk and give it to the child to drink.
Make a paste out of Garlic (lehsun), Ajwain & Onion (pyaj) and warm it on the gas. When it is lukewarm apply it on the chest, back & forehead of the child and make the child to rest.
Mix two cups of Pineapple, with two inches of fresh Ginger (adrak) juice and consume it twice a day.
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