How To Nurse Childrens Colds
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Boost an infants immunity by breast feeding. This provides extra protection against the viruses.
You don't need to treat a low grade fever. Fevers help fight off infection. But if the child is uncomfortable, go ahead. Use Children's tylenol according to directions. But under age 2 consult with your doc.
NEVER GIVE ASPIRIN TO A CHILD WITH A VIRUS. IT HAS BEEN LINKED TO REYE'S SYNDRONE.
A SERIOUS DISEASE THAT AFFECTS THE BRAIN, AND LIVER.
Make sure they wash their hands frequently. Cold viruses are transmitted through hand contact. Use soap
Give your child plenty of warm drinks, or soup. They relieve congestion, and soothe a sore throat.
Soothe a sore throat with warm salt water. This can be done several times a day.
Coughing is a protective mechanism, that keeps debri and bacteria out of the lungs. So you leave that cough alone during the day. Now night time is a different story. This will keep all awake. So purchase and over the counter cough suppresent. check with your doc for dosage.
Now if he doesn't have a fever or feel lousy. Bye Bye off to school with ya. There is absolutely no reason to keep him in indoors. Fresh air will help also.
Watch for signs of stress with friends, at school, too many activities, not enough sleep, and homework. Studies show links between stress and colds.
DITCH ALL DECONGESTANTS AND ANTIHISTIMINES. THEY MAY CAUSE HIPERATIVENESS, AND SLEEPY CHILDREN. MAY ALSO CAUSE SEVERE REACTIONS.
THESE MEDICATIONS WILL NOT MAKE A COLD GO AWAY FASTER.
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