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I have always been in trouble when my child gets cold. He suffers because of running nose, nasal blockage, chest congestion and cough. He would get up too often at night and cry because of nasal congestion. I feel hard to witness my little one battling with cold. I always struggle to handle the baby’s symptoms. Cold medicines, syrups and antibiotics have not been effective for my child. Cold medicines decongestants and antihistamines cause severe side effects in my child. Every time I give him medicines he gets a skin rash or severe loose motion. Loose motion does not stop even after discontinuing the medicine. Even though I have found different home remedies for infant cold in internet very few of them are practical. Out of the home remedies that I tried only one is found to be working for infant cold. I wish to share with this to all moms who get perplexed with the problem of cold for their children.
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My remedy for kids’ cold is the mix of ginger and honey that can be given to children twice a day. Two doses will bring down the cold significantly. This remedy only has saved my child from the troubles of cold. This home remedy is very effective and makes no side effects. Cough syrups and antibiotics can cause innumerable side effects.
- Grind ginger and get the juice (a teaspoonful may be enough)
- Mix it with two teaspoons of honey
Give this mixture to child two times a day. This is sure to cure your baby’s cold. I have personally experienced the effectiveness of this magical mixture. Ginger honey mix is a wonderful expectorant and can therefore cure runny nose, cold, cough, sore throat and chest congestion. Ginger honey crystals, that can be bought, would give same health benefits. But the original preparation would be more effective.
If your child gets cold, please try ginger honey mix in the initial days of the cold. Your child is sure to get relieved of the difficulties of the cold. I would call ginger honey mix the most effective home remedy for kids cold. Adults can also use this remedy.
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Ameenudeen on October 22, 2015:
My child is 6 months old, he is sick for the last 10 days, we have consulted most of the best doctors, he is volmiting what ever intake we give him, either mother milk or cerealc, either he is having cough as well,even he volmits the volmiting medicine & cough medicine, don't know what to do, please suggest some home remedy,
Vidya on September 18, 2015:
Kids runny nose is really makes their life hard here is my tried and tasted remedy for runny nose which will dry kids nose within 2 days.http://www.vslittleworld.com/2015/09/how-to-stop-r...
mama of twins on July 26, 2015:
Hi. will try this for my twins. is it safe for 1 year and 10 month old babies?
thanks in advance.
sonam sharma on February 24, 2015:
Hi... My child is 3 n half year old he is suffering from cold n nose running n vomit cough. Always using to go clinic bt nthing diffence is there pleaseeeeeeeeeee telll me some good things that i can do....
sasi on January 11, 2015:
my mother and mother in law use to do this for my son it works
take about 5 thulsi leaves two to three neem leaves (tender sprouts alone) ,a bunch of drumstick leaves, 1 cloves of garlic, 5 beads of pepper, 1 teaspoon cumin and grind it well in a stone grind(ammi) take the paste add it to 250 ml water and boil it till it becomes 100 ml (10 min app).
filter the juice and give about 5 ml to your kid early in the morning before food. in case your kid feels too spicy then reduce the quantity. do not force.
they call it paatti vaithiyam
aanchal on January 01, 2015:
My baby is 2months old he is suffering from cold and congestion pls tell me home remedies to treat it pls
lisa on December 26, 2014:
you are not supposed to give babies under 12 month raw honey.
lovaraju on August 30, 2014:
My baby Durga was suffered cold. So please help me give me any home remides please
anjum on August 05, 2014:
My baby pari was suffered cold cough fever also.. so please help me give me any home remides please suggest any medicine so my baby only 6 months baby
sharina on July 13, 2014:
Thanks for sharing this remedy .
vandana on February 05, 2014:
Thanks for the useful post......please tell me some for vomiting ...my baby is 14 months old...
nicki on January 09, 2014:
My baby is one month full of mucus. How do u get rid of it
dhannyya (author) on March 04, 2013:
Giving light steam would help
priya on March 03, 2013:
my baby is having cough problem and i don't want to give him any medicine.i am searching for any home tips.if somebody have please reply.he is one month old.
dhannyya (author) on December 02, 2012:
thank you purnama for your comment
purnama on December 02, 2012:
hi my daughter always suffering from cough,running nose,whizzing.
first she suffered 3 month after 1 month once again she has cough.doctor told me this is allergy.if i will give that ginger & honey and that vaporiser it will be helpful for me kindly inform me.thanks
bheng on October 09, 2012:
is it good 2 add oil of eucalyptus in steam?
dhannyya (author) on September 26, 2012:
for chest I do one thing. Heat ajwain in a pan (mederate heat). Put it in a cloth and warm child's chest using this cloth bundle with ajwain inside it. I tamil this is called giving othadam. Be careful that child's skin is not burned.
dhannyya (author) on September 26, 2012:
children do get cough and cold till one and half years old. After that child wont get cold frequently. Child's immune system is so weak when he is an infant. So we can't prevent cold in infants. For the sound you mentioned I think baby has chest congestion. Try giving a steam inhalation. Get a vaporizer. In India you can get it in medical store. It will cost Rs 200. My son will not sit before steam. So I give him steam when he is asleep. I keep the vaporizer near him when he sleeps. Also elevate child's head when he sleeps.
rajsm on September 22, 2012:
Awaiting for your reply on my previous post, which is posted by Rajesh, ya that's me :D
Rajesh on September 22, 2012:
These remedies sounds good and thank you for all this stuff, i have a question, my 1year old is always suffering from one or other, and specially cold.
right now i hear a sound from his his nose specially when he sleeps, it sounds like snoring, but when i see his nose is clean there are no mucus visible, please suggest a good home remedy as i don't want to give him any medicine as he has been on medications so many.
please help the worried parents.
dhannyya (author) on May 19, 2012:
thanks menon for dropping by.
Vasanthan R Menon from India on May 19, 2012:
That's indeed some useful information. Thank you.
dhannyya (author) on December 22, 2011:
yes..you can use this for grown up children also..adults can also use this remedy.i do also recommend a vaporizer..it is very useful...your son can use vaporizer for steam inhalation..you will get that in medical stores..i do use it for my child
Shampa Sadhya from NEW DELHI, INDIA on December 22, 2011:
Voted up and useful. I know about this remedy which really works.
One thing I would like to know from you that can this home remedy be used as an anti congestion throughout the year especially during the summers. I am facing the same problem as yours with my nine year old son. Your answer will help me a lot.
Frannie Dee from Chicago Northwest Suburb on November 25, 2011:
Thank you D, this sounds very good, I will use this remedy for my grandchildren.