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Colds in children

First of all, you should measure the temperature. This is done by an ordinary thermometer, which must be put on the armpit for a few minutes. If the thermometer shows a high temperature (39 and above), then it is recommended to immediately seek medical help. If the temperature is within 37 degrees, then you can try to manage on their own. In this case in the medicine cabinet it is desirable to have Children's Panadol, which is an antipyretic.

In addition, in the room where the child is,Should not be too hot. Also, do not wrap children in a hundred clothes. And, most importantly, - at a temperature you can not put a baby on a diaper, as it creates a greenhouse effect, and the temperature can rise from this.

All the time, while the temperature keeps, you need to water your child with water, so that he has something to sweat. The more he drinks, the better.

By the way, about "sweat". There is a very effective "grandmother's" way to bring down the temperature (although not conducive to the approval of many doctors) - this is rubbing with vodka (or alcohol). Naturally, it is not worth borching with this. You can even dilute vodka with water (and alcohol - even necessary) and pre-heated liquid to rub the baby in the chest area, as well as the back. To rub it is desirable for the night that after this procedure the kid at once fell asleep. Thanks to this, the children will sweat for the night and the temperature will drop by the morning of the next day.

Usually, on the second day of a cold in a babyA runny nose appears. Well, if the nose is not dry, because there may be a complication on the throat, lungs, etc. The consequence is bronchitis, pneumonia, and other diseases caused by the fact that when dry in the nose the baby breathes through the mouth, which leads to Desiccation of mucus in the bronchi.

Drying of mucus occurs with dry and warmAir, so in the room should make the air more cool. But, no fans and air conditioners, only natural ways (open window, balcony).

From dryness in the nose will help get rid of droplets, designed specifically to make the mucus liquid.
As soon as the runny nose "settles down" (the snot will becomeLiquid and will continue to flow), it means that the process of fighting the organism with colds begins. The rhinitis here acts in a role of protection, and therefore you should not zealous to get rid of it (you can only flag it, but no more), when the time comes, it will pass by itself. But also to let it go is also not worth it.

The last component of the common cold is a cough. He helps the body to fight the disease, and says that, roughly speaking, this is the last instance. Here, too, should find a "golden mean", so, God forbid, it did not lead to complications. Cough should not be dry, it will help cool air and a lot of liquid.

And finally some important advice: If the baby has diarrhea, vomiting, he is breathing heavily and his temperature does not get out - immediately call a doctor, since in this case you are unlikely to be able to help the baby without harming him.

The cold comes and goes, but everything will depend only on you - whether it will pass by or leave unpleasant consequences.

Good health to you and your children!

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