Your immunity during pregnancy does get compromised to an extent due to the numerous changes taking place in your body. Where eating healthy, staying hydrated, and staying active are the keys to keeping away the illness, at times it is natural that you may have a stuffy and runny nose during pregnancy. It could be due to a change in the weather, mild allergy, or any other reason. Taking medicines during pregnancy might not be the best option as it could have side effects. An alternative to treat such cold is by using home remedies like:
Ginger and warm water
Adding a small piece of ginger to warm water and having it during cold can help fight the infection to an extent. It’s one of the best home remedies followed widely in several Indian homes.
Eating healthy and providing the body with essential vitamins, antioxidants and nutrients help to fight infection. Having warm soups made with tomato, broccoli, chicken, etc are some good options to incorporate when having cold.
Lemon with honey
Another home remedy followed from ages that help fighting cold. Having warm water with 1 spoon of honey and lemon juice can support your recovery from cold and cough.
Besides these 3 remedies getting adequate rest, practicing mild exercises, doing yoga, and taking steam can also help faster recovery from a runny nose (cold). #homeremedies#naturalremedy#cold#pregnancyhomeremedies#pregnancycare#seemasays
When our children are less than 5 years of age, their levels of immunity are low as compared to us, therefore they need extra care and protection from seasonal changes and diseases which come along. It's even worse for mothers as we tend to sink in our;MOMMY GUILT;as soon as we see our precious in pain. Recently my son had fallen sick for a very long time and it compelled me to collectively write this post so that any mother who is as freakingly concerned about her child safety as I am (yet these babies find out ways to bump into accidents) should prevent such events or get a cure in case of mishap. Common Cold & Cough
1. Ginger and honey
Grate half an inch of ginger and add a spoonful of honey and mix well. Give this mixture to your kids whenever they have severe cough.
In a pan, take one spoon of peppercorns & 2 spoonful of cumin. Roast& grind. In a saucepan, add a glass of water, a spoon of this powder along with jaggery and give it a good boil. Feed this concoction warm to help your kids’ combat cold. Keep rest of the powder for next timeBasil (Tulsi) & Pepper
3. Turmeric milk
Boil 1 glass of milk, a pinch of turmeric powder (if you can get raw turmeric it's the best) and get it to a boil. Add sugar or honey and give it to your
kids twice a day.
4. Steam nebulization
If you have a new born use a normal vaporiser while you breast feed your baby, cover yourself up with a sheet so that baby can inhale those vapours. For more effective results add a pinch of celery (ajwain)seeds.
5. Basil (Tulsi) Ginger and honey paste
Grind a few tulsi leaves to get 1 teaspoon of juice, add 3 to 4 drops of ginger juice and 1 table spoon of honey
Make a paste by grinding one jaifal with water and make a paste (you can even grate it in pestle).
Apply this paste on your baby's chest, palms, back and forehead and just a little on the tip of nose.
7. Warm water
Warm water losens the mucous formation and gives relief in the inflammation of the throat region due to coughing.
8. Nasal spray/ Saline drops
Use them atleast thrice a day or as required to keep congestion away
Basil is one of the most versatile plants known. You can give 4 to 5 drops of basil juice with honey or add to tour baby's milk for immunity. It also woks as a good anti allergen and anti biotic like turmeric.
9. Warm orange juice
As weird it may sound, but vitamin C cuts out cough and phlegm from body. Orange juice diluted a little with warm water naturally helps fighting cough and soothe the nasal tract.
10. Fig Water
Boil 6 to 7 dried figs and filter off the water, give 4 to 5 spoons at least 6 times a day to fight acute cough and wheezing.
11. Garlic and mustard oil
Warm 2 tablespoons of mustard oil in a pan (don't boil) add 2 garlic gloves and warm till they're golden brown, filter out and apply luke warm oil to baby's head, forehead, chest and feet. This helps in cutting cough and congestion. Do it twice a day when baby sleeps.[caption width="627"]Image from web[/caption]
12. Warm clothes
Keep your kids sufficiently covered of the weather is cold.. use protective caps, warm liners, socks etc. If you are a breast feeding mother, its suggestive you shouldn't eat anything cold either.
Bodies of children up to the age of 2 years are not able to regulate their temperature as efficiently as a grown up kid, so always make your baby wear 1 layer extra than you would do at a given time.
Lastly, when my son got severe infection and Eiosinophillia due to cold weather, his fever wasnt reducing at all... I; was adviced to keep the room warm and dust free, also when the room is kept warm, you can wipe your child's whole body with warm water to reduce the fever until the temperature returns to normal. Because you should avoid giving paracetamol more than 6 times a day
02 Jan 2020
Ever got a cough and had to gulp that vicious sour syrup?
Well, here we have a healthy yet tasty syrup for you to cure the monsoon cold and cough. Pineapple juice contains a combination of enzymes called bromelain, which has a strong anti-inflammatory solution. It’s thought that bromelain helps with respiratory problems. Mucolytic properties also help break up and expel mucus. While pineapple juice can be effective as a cough treatment but you shouldn’t toss your doctor-prescribed medicine out the window.