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remedies for expectoration of cough for my 10 month old baby boy

Discussion in 'Infants' started by dhara82, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. dhara82

    dhara82 New IL'ite

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    Hi everyone, my child aged 10 month suffering from cough and cold since 20 days....i tried many medicines as i am homeopathic doctor but i am failed... so can anyone tell me any allopathic or herbal or home made remedies which can expectorate his accumulated cough....
     
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  2. DNM

    DNM Silver IL'ite

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    Please don't waste time asking here. You need to go to a Alopathec Doctor rightaway; because 20 days of cough and cold in a 10 month old baby is not good and could be a sign of a respiratory infection. I understand that you are a doctor too but honestly you need to get your baby to see a regular pediatrician any time a symptom is not relieved by aternative medecine within 5 days of onset; sometimes sooner - much sooner for symtoms that could be life threatening. Ask the pediatrician what symptoms those are.

    Please take your baby to the hospital to get it checked out.
     
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  3. Sharmili Navab

    Sharmili Navab Bronze IL'ite

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    Hi Dhara,
    it is really very painful when seeing our small ones suffering from cold & cough.
    I have 7months old baby. I usualy melt camphor (sudam) in coconut oil and apply warm oil to babies chest, forehead(little),and back. The camphor is heat so it melts the phlem. Do it twice or thrice a day. Since it is home remedy it will take 2 days to recover.

    If u r non-veg, pls give chicken soup this also removes the phlem.

    I boil 4 cloves of garlic in 2cups water and make it to 1cup & give this to my elder child 7yrs old even this is good for adults.

    Its always best to consult a doctor as DNM advised. My prayers for the little one to recover soon.
     
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    With no offence to Sharmili my take on using camphor in oil is a big NO!!! if i understand well (chemistry was and never is my favoured subject) camphor and menthol have a similar chemical structure. menthol is never to be used on babies and small children. camphor might show relief when you use it but it's quite too strong for a young skin; i would be very careful to use such remedies, especially those that clearly indicate the medicine getting in the body via skin. Please see a doctor and do not resort to any home remedies which might actually make the situation worse!
     
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    Second Latha here.Please go to doctor. I too was told to use camphor.. but thank god i didnt do it. Already my LO has a sensitive skin.

    Sharmili no offence meant.. .
     
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    thanks........but i had visited the pediatrician before 10 days he had given medicine like antibiotic but after completion of course again symp.dev, thats why i am worried. he had no fever and he is active too but only the cough remains which some time create disturbance.
     
  7. Sharmili Navab

    Sharmili Navab Bronze IL'ite

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    Dhara,
    when ever u take ur baby out make sure u use proper clothing mainly ears & toes covered well. This is very useful & prevents cold.

    @ Aishu & Traveller...

    It is each one of us views, and I applied camphor oil slightly in my babies chest and ribs and back...as a mother we would know how much it has to be applied... for example like adding salt to food...u should not apply too much it shud be applied gently...I use 2 camphor in 2table spoon coconut oil.

    I was advised by grandmother when I visited India in Dec, my baby was suffering from severe cold. I was happy as this has removed the phlem.
     
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