Food is a good source for your body to fight up from different sorts of infections. It is a part of a body’s defense of bacterial infections. Fever is not a disease but it is a body’s reaction that something is going wrong in your body. Common cold and flu is generally caused by viruses. However, fever can be dangerous for adults and for kids also. Cold and flu generally starts from infections and we find ourselves very uncomfortable to eat or drink something. We can easily identify the symptoms of cold and flu by
1. Runny nose
2. Sour throat
3. Body ache
4. Watery eyes
Typically cold and flu is not dangerous for adults and for the kids but in some specific circumstances it could be fatal and life-threatening. You can’t give your child the same medicines which you take yourself to treat this condition. Cold and flu could be very serious for kids if they are younger than 4 years, but it doesn’t mean that your child has to suffer from serious complications. Whether it was a cold or flu you can easily manage these complications by home remedies or by natural treatment. It might not help shortening your child’s illness but it can make your child feel better.
Home remedies for children
ginger is one of the keys of Ayurveda treatment and can be used to treat various kinds of problems. It helps us for fighting infections. It also works as natural preventive measure of cancer, most importantly in colon cancer. It is also used for muscle pain. You can also prepare a ginger tea for the relaxation of your entire body.
Honey is the greatest gift of nature that has been used by humans since the civilization has started. Honey coats and soothes the throat. It is proven that honey can ease coughing and make children sleep overnight. You can give your child ½ spoon of honey with small drop of lemon.
Lemon and orange
it is clinically proven that vitamin B is one of the best remedies for treating cold and flu. Fruits like orange and lemon always helpful to improve body’s natural mechanism. You can take 2 spoon of orange juice and 1 spoon of lemon juice with warm water. It gives your child a huge relief from cold.
raisins are yummy and healthy but it can also be used to treat cold and fever. It helps us to soothe sour throat, viral fever and cough. The correct way to use this for your child is to grind some raisins then take 2 table spoon of sugar and one table spoon of water and heat it till it become thick paste. Give 1 table spoon of this paste to your child before going to bed.
Turmeric is widely used for cuts and injuries. The anti-inflammatory agent unblocks the chest congestion and soothes cough. It also works as an anti-bacterial, anti-viral agent that fights with viral infection of cold and flu. Turmeric is a very common thing to find in everyone’s home.
Gargling with salt water
Gargling is the best way to sooth a sour throat. It also helps us to clear mucus from the throat, and it is proven that this is very effective way to clear the mucus. You can use warm water with lemon.
Wash hands frequently
80% of infections including common cold are spread through touching. So it’s your duty to check your child’s hand whether it is washed or not.
warm water or soups are helpful for small age kids. It is actually proven that homemade soups are very helpful in fever and cold. Water has to be warm not hot.