Natural remedies for cold and cough are quite popular in lieu of antibiotics or antihistamines. Also, it is best not to use over-the-counter (OTC) medicines for younger kids as these pills can have several side effects. You can ask your child's doctor about safe home remedies to use for cold and cough. For starters, nasal washes or saline drops can clear a blocked nose and provide relief from inflammation of the nasal membrane.
You can use honey for kids older than one year. Steam inhalation can lubricate the nasal passage for immediate relief from nasty symptoms.
Gargling with warm water and salt is also a well-known home remedy for sore throat. Consuming barley water, rice water, turmeric milk, dry ginger, citrus fruits and oats porridge can be helpful remedies for cold. Liquorice root tea can help soothe throat irritation.
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