Talking about your kids’ health, you must be wondering about the respiratory infection. This kind of infection is dangerous if no medical or natural serious treatment is taken. So, here are some ways in curing upper respiratory infection in kids. But before that, you need to know about the causes of it, the symptoms or the signs, how to deal with it. Are you ready, mum?
The first thing to understand is what upper respiratory infection is. Mum, you might have found this case often but you don’t understand that that is upper respiratory infection. It is usually known as common cold. Upper respiratory infection can affect your kid’s throat, nose, sinuses, or ears. Mostly, children who are about 5 to 8 years old that can be touched by cold.
It is caused by virus. And, there are so many various viruses. Each of them is very contagious. It means that it can easily spread to other people when sick people cough or sneeze. The spread of this disease can be done if your children touch things like toys or dolls in which people who are in cold touch those toys or dolls. In winter, children will likely get cold more often.
Before you, mum, know about respiratory infection treatment, it is much better to know about the symptoms. For more or less, your kid will experience these symptoms for 3 up to 5 days. Here are some symptoms you need to understand:
- Sneezing as well as coughing
- Stuffy or runny nose
- Sore throat/hoarseness
- Headache, sore muscles and body aches
- Chills as well as fever which usually lasts for one to three days.
- Red, sore, and watery eyes
The ways on how to treat respiratory infection are various. You can first let your kid have a rest. Rest is going to help your kid’s body get much better. If the first step doesn’t work, you can have your kid drink liquid. Liquid will help to keep your kid’s air passage moist. Also, it helps your kid cough up the mucus. You can ask to your kid’s doctor how much liquid that she or he needs in a day and which type of liquid is the best for him or her.
The next way is soothing your kid’s throat. If you have an 8 year old kid, or even older, you can have her or him gargle with the salt water. Make sure that you make the salt water by adding more or less ¼ tsp of salt to one cup of warm water. You have to make sure not to add anything with honey inside it to your kids who are younger than one year old.
This is the last step you might do. Using Cool Mist Humidifier will help your kid to add the moisture to air. It will also help your kid to breathe easier. You have to make sure that the humidifier is out of your kid’s reach. So, how do you think, mums?
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