ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

How to Treat a Cough in Toddlers?

Updated on March 30, 2016

Cough is a Symptom of Some Infections

Cough is a symptom of some infections that affect on the body such as colds, and often affect children of young ages due to their immune system is weak. Through cough, the body expels the phlegm and gatherings of mucus from breathing ducts that result from infections.

Coughing is classified according to the duration of infection by if it lasted for less than 3 weeks is classified as severe, if the cough continues for more than 8 weeks is classified as chronic cough. And for healthy child is possible to be normal cough in children if not exceed ten times a day and make sure that the child free of any disease.

Causes of Cough

  • Cold.
  • Asthma.
  • Inflammation of the sinuses.
  • Pertussis.
  • Inflammation of the bronchial.
  • Sensitivity of smoke and dust.
  • Smoking or cigarette smoke.
  • Tonsillitis.

Cough inToddlers

Complications of cough

  • Feeling faint.
  • Insomnia.
  • Vomiting.
  • Redness of the eye.
  • And and involuntary urination resulting from pressure inside the body.

Choose an Appropriate Treatment for Toddler

Ways of Treating Cough in Toddlers

  • At first you must know the type of inflammation, if caused by a virus, there is no cure because the virus ends effect after the completion of their life cycle, but the child is given treatments that alleviate illnesses he has, but if the cause is bacterial type it gives treatments to eliminate bacteria such as antibiotics.
  • Give the child appropriate antipyretic for his age which contains Paracetamol to reduce heat has, and high temperatures have significant side effects on the child.
  • If the child is under the age of six months should increase the number of feeding times, whether natural or artificial to maintain the body's moisture and protect it from drought.
  • Stay away from places of smokers and places of dusts and fumes because they cause irritation of the membranes of the respiratory tract, thereby increasing cough.
  • Fully rested to help the body fight the disease that causes the cough.
  • Eating a lot of warm food and drinks that increase the child's ability to expel phlegm, and focus on eating chicken soup, it is rich in important elements that the body needs in this period.
  • Drink water and juices frequently to protect the child from dehydration.
  • Steaming can be done to the child to open his airways, and to help him breathe, it can also use nasal solutions in pharmacies that work on dissolve phlegm and to facilitate to expel it out of the body.
  • You must work on moisturize baby's room by using steam, or go to the bathroom and run hot water to get the steam to moisten the airways, and keep on ventilate the room.

Cough Remedies for Toddlers

Resorting to The Doctor

  • If the child is younger than 3 months.
  • If you notice that this cough affect the child's breathing and can not breathe normally as before.
  • Start coughing after swallowing anything, whether a foreign body or even eat.
  • Refuse breastfeeding.
  • Fatigue and exhaustion in general.
  • If the temperature over 38°C,and did not respond to antipyretics within two hours of giving.
  • If the cough accompanying green phlegm or brown.

Keep on Good Nutrition

Good nutrition helps the child to healing

You should feed the child warm soups whatever vegetables or chicken and let him drink warm drinks such as warm lemon and anise. You must avoid the eggs and anything catalyze the allergic with taking antidepressant medication to avoid allergic. And eating foods which contain a lot of onions and garlic because they have a natural antibiotic kills the microbes and bacteria.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)