Parents often worry and panic when they find the baby having a cough. However, it does not have to or does not always need to treat the baby’s cough by taking him to the doctor.
Cough caused by a virus can heal on its own if the baby often drinks warm water. This aims to thin the phlegm, and what needs to be considered again is that the baby has plenty of rest.
Besides the above, there are several more ways to treat cough in children, including:
Through natural / traditional medicine
This method can save costs, and is easy to make. One of the natural ways to treat the cough of the baby is with kencur. Kencur to be used should be cleaned first, then pounded until smooth, then prepare water to mix the kencur collision earlier.
Next is a mixture of water and kencur that is squeezed, then drunk to the baby. Another ingredient besides kencur is by mixing lime juice mixed with soy sauce. Although it has not been clinically proven, many have tried and believed in its efficacy.
Give fitopharmaca drugs
This medicine is a kind of packaged herbal medicine. But it should be seen the contraindication of the drug to the baby. Another thing that needs to be understood is not to give this medicine to children under the age of 2 years.
Give special cough medicine for children
This medicine can be obtained at pharmacies or drugstore kiosks. But it needs to be understood, coughing up what attacks the baby, is it a cough with phlegm or a dry cough (because the two types of cough need to be different drugs earlier). And for children under the age of 2 years, you should first consult with experts.
Those are some alternative ways to treat cough in children. However, if the above has been done but the child is still coughing and even worse, you should immediately take the baby to the pediatrician for further treatment. Hopefully this review is useful.