Mom of a 5 yr 2 m old boy

Q. pls suggest home remedies for cold and running nose

ExpertDr Arti SharmaPaediatrician
A. Your baby is 3+ you can give a teaspoon of honey in warm water daily. Apply Vicks on chest nose throat.Steam inhalation or indirect steam will help.Keep a potli of roasted ajwain garlic near pillow.
Janani ViswanathanMom of 2 children
A. If there is heavy running nose or cold and she seems cranky and intolerable then please take her to the doctor. Or if it is mild and just started you can try this home remedy. Heat coconut oil and add little bit of powdered camphor (pure one without chemicals). Once the mixture is lukewarm apply on the baby's chest, back, neck, nose and feet gently. Also make sure you add only little amount of camphor as it can cause skin irritation. Take a cup of water with well cleaned tulsi leaves in it. Boil this mixture until the water us reduced to half. Then once the water is lukewarm u can filter it and give few spoons to the kid. But this water may be bit spicy so take appropriate care while feeding it to the kid.
Shilpa SalwanMom of a 7 yr 5 m old boy
A. I would suggest you to please give massage with almond oil on the palms if hands and feet of your baby. Also you can do this home remedy. Take 2 bay leaves,a tablespoon of ajwain and 2 laung and heat them on a tawa till fragrant and turn little black. Then put this mixture in a handkerchief and tie a knot. Let it cool a bit till that level that the heat can be tolerated by baby. I would suggest exactly of the temperature you feed him milk with.Now use this warm mixture pack to give warmth on your baby's chest,back and near nose. In case the baby is not OK taking the warmth of it or is feeling uneasy it's ok . In that case reheat it and keep near baby's pillow. The fragrance will help give baby relief. Also if it persists please pay a visit to your pediatrician.
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