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Friday, June 10, 2011

HOME RECIPE FOR A CHILD'S COUGH

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ONION SYRUP

Simple home recipe for a child's cough

Mild enough for children, but strong enough for an adult.

A cough is the body's response to inflammation or irritation in the throat, larynx, bronchial tubes or lungs. There are two basic kinds of coughs, congested and dry, with each one having different underlying causes. For a congested cough* try this recipe.


Materials

* Onion
* Sugar (or Honey)
* Glass Jar

Preparation


1. Cut a medium onion in half and then slice in 1/4" pieces.
2. Break into parts and layer one part onion and one part sugar in the glass jar.
3. Mash the onion up with the end of a spoon to begin juice extraction
4. Let the preparation sit over-night or for 3 to 4 hours until a syrup is formed.

Dosage

Give your child one teaspoon of syrup (half onion juice and half sugar) every few hours or as needed for relief of frequent coughing.

Some Tips about Coughs: 

Bronchiolitis (RSV) In most “typical” kids, this virus is what most parents consider “just a cold,” but it has the potential to become serious, so here’s what you should know
Symptoms: Runny nose, fever, cough, wheezing with breathing, irritability, & loss of appetite.

Treatment: Lots of fluids and rest. Serious cases (especially babies) may require hospitalization for oxygen, IV fluids and medications.

When to call the doctor: Trouble breathing, including the skin across, below or above ribs being pulled tight or sucking in (retractions); thick nasal discharge; unusually lethargic; refusal to nurse, eat or take a bottle; signs of dehydration.

Croup

Symptoms: Barking cough – especially at night; high pitched whistling noise with inhalation (stridor); runny nose; fever.

Treatment: Some kids are helped by sitting in the bathroom with the door shut and a steamy hot shower running for 15-20 minutes at a time. If steam seems to make it worse or upset your child, try bundling them up and taking them outside to breathe the cool night air, or open your freezer and let them breathe the cold air from there.

When to call the doctor: Trouble breathing, including the skin across, below or above ribs being pulled tight or sucking in (retractions); stridor that lasts more than 5 minutes, occurs at rest, or gets worse; extreme lethargy.

Pneumonia

Symptoms: Cold symptoms that persist longer than a week & continue to get worse; fever; wet/phlegmy cough; chest or stomach pain; chills; rapid breathing; lethargy/fatigue.

Treatment: A test can determine if it’s bacterial, which antibiotics can treat; viral cases have to run their course. Tylenol or ibuprofen can help with pain and fever, and steroids may be prescribed in severe cases.

When to call the doctor: As soon as you suspect pneumonia to prevent it from worsening. A chest x-ray might be required for diagnosis.

Whooping Cough (Pertussis)

Symptoms: Whooping sound on inhalation; trouble breathing between coughs; coughing spells that last more than a minute.

Treatment: Antibiotics, lots of fluids, rest, and a cool mist vaporizer.

When to call the doctor: Immediately. Babies may need hospitalization and older children will require antibiotics as soon as possible.

Depending on your child’s condition, breathing treatments might also be recommended using a machine called a nebulizer that can usually be rented. Older children might be prescribed treatments via an inhaler with a spacer.   

If your child is experiencing any of these symptoms, please keep them home to protect them from worsening or developing complications, as well as to minimize spreading to others.


SOURCE:http://www.lifeevents.org/cough-remedy.htm
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