What is cough in children?The common cold
Cough is the way to keep the throat and airway clear. A cough can be acute, subacute or chronic. An acute cough lasts less than 3 weeks. A subacute cough lasts 3 to 8 weeks. A chronic cough lasts more than 8 weeks. Cough mainly comes attached with cold.
Causes of cough in children
In most of the cases, the infection is in the upper respiratory tract and affects the throat, which leads to acute cough. The most common causes of cough include:
Home remedies for cough in children
Give 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of Honey (shahad) to the children of 2 to 6 years.
Boil 2 to 3 crushed cloves of Garlic (lehsun) in water. Strain it and allow it to cool. Add some Honey (shahad), a tiny pinch of cayenne pepper (lal mirch) and a squeeze of lemon juice. Give this to child as many times as required.
Heat milk by adding Turmeric (haldi), pinch of salt and Jaggery (gudha). Feed it to child to cure cough. You may also add 1/2 teaspoon ghee if jaggery is not available.