Cough: self-help and treatment

What can I do for my coughing child? Which home remedies help?

Cough helps the respiratory tract to self-cleanse and is therefore not a disease, but a symptom. To treat and cure the cause, it is therefore important to find out where the cough is coming from. It is recommended to have the cough checked out by the pediatrician.

In any case, do something good for your child with the following measures:

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When must cough be treated with medication or with cough syrup?

Whether the cough of your child is in need of therapy depends on the type and cause of the cough. In most cases, it is not the cough itself that needs to be treated, but the disease causing it.

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When does it make sense to use cough blockers?

Actually, the cough as a natural protective mechanism of the body should not be suppressed by medication. But there are exceptions, such as when your child can no longer sleep because of the coughing fits. Let your pediatrician advise you and, if necessary, prescribe suitable medications that reduce or prevent the onset of coughing.

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Why should not cough blockers be taken with cough removers at the same time?

Because they hinder each other. And then do more harm than good.

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What do I do if my child coughs for hours at night?

Recurrent nocturnal coughing can tense the nerves, especially those of the parents. However, if your child does not show any further impairment, it is probably just a slight irritation to the airways that does not need to worry you.

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How can I make cough syrup myself?

In the pharmacy you may not be given this tip, because you do not earn money with it. As a good cough suppressant, onion juice is recommended, which you can easily make yourself:

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