Cough is the most common ailment in children, especially in winters. It can be distressing and frustrating for your child to deal with this harrowing hack. It is accompanied with several symptoms such as difficulty swallowing, lethargy, wheezing, difficulty breathing, restlessness and fever. But doctors say you shouldn’t head to the pharmacy for an over-the-counter, medicated cough syrup, since they’re not considered safe for young children. So you can try one of these smart all-natural, home remedies to soothe your child’s harrowing hack.
Honey soothes throat inflammation in children and suppresses cough, in a natural manner. Dosage hinges on your child’s age. If your tot is 2-5 years old, give ½ teaspoon, and if s/he is more than 12 years old, give 2 teaspoons of honey. It is suggested to give this therapeutic ingredient before bedtime. But you have to know – refrain from giving honey to infants below 1 year as it may cause botulism. Avoid buying honey cough syrups from the medical stores, as they contain chemical preservatives which alter its “natural flavor”.