>> Wednesday, September 17, 2008
I read this in the Kids Health magazine Spring 2008 edition. It made me realize things specially now that colds is around and the Ber months are here meaning it's getting cold now. So let's take note of this warning c:
The agency is still reviewing the safety of these medications in children ages 2 through 11.
“We’ve seen 2-month-old babies cry non-stop for six to eight hours as a result of toxicity from decongestants in over-the-counter cold medicines,” Dr. Mody says.
• Cough suppressants
For babies and young children who cannot use tissue yet, Dr. Mody has the following advice:
• Use a bulb syringe and saline drops to clean out your baby’s nose, particularly before feeding.
• Space out feedings, maybe a little bit less more often, so your baby doesn’t get as tired.
• Carry your baby face-down around the house. This will help the mucous drip out and cut down the amount of coughing.
Whenever you have concerns about your child’s health, please consult your pediatrician.
Here are my proven effective suggestions c:
1. Water - The best natural medicine. Encourage your child to drink lots of water after going to the CR or after urination. Helps loosen phlem.
2. Fruit Juice and fruits - Specially fruits rich in vitamin C. Oranges, Dalandan or Dalanghita, calamansi juice. (not recommended for children with asthma)
3. Avoid pineapples, mangoes and chocolates or any products with cocoa - it hardens phlem and makes your throat itchy.
4. Rub or massage your child with cold rub - touch therapy is great it makes your child feel loved and encourages healing (not too strong and not too light). Helps loosen phlem and creates comfort. Apply it on chest and back .
5. Take 1 tbsp. honey add 1pc. lemon or kalamansi or water (mix together) is good for colds too. (as Joanjoyce suggested and thanx I was reminded c:)
Hope this post warned and helped you in any way c: