From parents most of the time in recent years “Doctor lady, this disease without medication Can I get over it? ”doğal Is there any natural remedies we can use? aslında I'm starting to hear questions like this. This actually makes me very happy because I strongly believe in the need to be very careful about the medicine in children. Especially flu, cold When it comes to drugs and antibiotics.
You ask why? Seen in children upper breathing We know that at least 80% of infections related to the pathway are viral. These are actually passing by itself and the body's own resistance. Antibiotics do not actually work at all (a secondary bacterium on. infection cold medication also relieves symptoms only. The disease does not help the course. Antibiotics can be objectionable in terms of resistance. Cold remedies are also not safe enough.For use in children. What if we resort to natural remedies instead of drugs? Which in upper respiratory tract infections in children natural treatments We can use. Of course, these only apply to viral diseases.
Your child is getting viral infection; Rest and balanced nutrition are very important. Resting the child may prevent the course of the disease. It should be remembered that a warm atmosphere and love at home are healing. It is important to take plenty of fluids at this stage. Your child's diet should be in the form of a rainbow. You ask why? Vegetables and fruits of all colors of the rainbow are important to increase body resistance and are particularly important at the onset of the disease. However, her appetite may have been closed and she may not want to eat anything. Then it is a good remedy to give fruit and vegetable juices. If this is not the case, vitamin supplements are made.
Purple (plums, grapes-fresh in summer, dry in winter) potassium. betacarotene and folic acid
Red(tomatoes, strawberries) betacarotene and lycopene, they are important for the immune system, and also red pomegranate is an important antioxidant
Orange(citrus fruits, carrots, papaya) have betacarotene, plenty of vitamin C. There is even salicylic acid in the grapefruit (aspirin content - against inflammation).
Yellow(lemon, pineapple, apple, pear)
Green(spinach, cress, arugula, cabbage) have plenty of vitamin C and antioxidants.
Mixed fruit juices are useful to make. Apples can neutralize sour flavors such as pomegranates and citrus fruits.
What can be done for symptoms?
1-For Nasal discharge and nasal obstruction
Clogging of the nose brings many problems. It's a good thing to have a runny nose. There is no need to stop the runny nose. When the nose is blocked, the most important is to open the nose. Because if the nose remains too clogged, ear infection or lower respiratory tract infection may develop. The most appropriate and natural solution for opening the nose is saline. Serum physiology should sometimes be used every hour or every two hours. You don't mind. It can also be prepared by adding 1 teaspoon of salt to a liter of boiled chilled water at home. It is more effective to apply serum physiology to one nostril while closing the other. However, it should be discontinued if too much pressure is felt. Specially made sets can also be used for nasal washing. Children with problems in their ears need attention. Disposable saline should be used for infants. However, one must be finished at a time.
Eucalyptus oil can be dripped onto clothes and bed linen for runny nose and congestion. Eucalyptus oil can also be used in the bathroom. Bathing is useful.
Teas made with a mixture of mint, lemon and ginger are also good for nasal discharge and congestion. Tere is good too. Cold steam is useful. But attention to children with allergies can cause more harm than good,
You can prepare the following mixture which is very effective. Honey, lemon, ginger (of course honey should not be given to children under one year of age) Two spoonful of hot water into a spoonful of honey, a teaspoon of lemon, a teaspoon of fine grated fresh ginger. This mixture can be given to the child three times a day. Studies show that honey is more effective than cough syrups. Lemon is a natural antiseptic and vitamin C source. Ginger is a natural antihistamine.
Heated mulberry molasses is also good for coughing.
At the same time, a treatment used for cough is to fill the black radish with honey and fill it with honey until morning and make the child drink this morning.
3-For Sore Throat
After making sure that there is no bacterial throat infection, a mixture of mouthwash with salt water and again honey and lemon is very useful. Natural honey should be used. One tablespoon of honey, one teaspoon of lemon, two tablespoons of water can be given by dissolving spoonful spoon.