Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Christmas Cough and Cold

It's the most wonderful time of the year.Season of joy and giving but have you noticed? It's also the season for coughs and colds. =(

 Last Saturday we went to Perpetual Hospital,We took our daughter to her pedia because She had been suffering from nasal congestion for almost a week.well not really suffering coz' she's still playful and talkative but I'm a bit paranoid when it comes to my daughter's health so off we went there.

 We seldom visit Dra. C because my daughter hardly get sick.?I think the last time we visited Dra. was a year ago pa,same month December din,same reason..cough and colds. Blame it on the cold weather.It's during this time when we usually catch coughs and colds.

Colds: The common children's cold (aka The sniffles) is a viral infection of the upper respiratory tract that usually last a week or two.

Children's colds are caused by rhino viruses (there are many different types)- contagious viruses that can live in the air we breathe or on surfaces.

Viruses spreads easily from person to person.We most likey to have this kind of viruses when we get along to those who were infected.

Her pedia prescribed some meds that should be taken for 7 days.She's till on medications right now,I do hope she'll get well soon.Honestly ,I don't want her to go under any medications. kaawa kase I've heard a lot of stories about wrong medications and so on  but ofcourse tiwala pdin ako sa doctor nya.Doctor C has been my daughter's pedia eversince she was born.

Anyways,I'm going to share some tips that I learned from her.

For Runny and Stuffy Nose:when Pia's just a baby I remember her pedia prescribed muconase (saline Solution) spray to loosen up bogey's or dried mucus. We also use nasal aspirator because babies cannot blow their noses yet.

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You can always opt for a homemade solution If these are not available, warm water will work ok.
Instill 2 to 3 drops in each nostril. Do one side at a time. Then gently suck it using nasal aspirator.

Saline nose drops and sprays are available in all pharmacies without a prescription. To make your own, add ½ teaspoon (2 mL) of table salt to 1 cup (8 oz or 240 mL) of warm tap water.

P.S: Please do not give your child cough or cold medicine w/o any prescription from the doctor.Doing so can have harmful effects.

Hope these help...

1 comment:

  1. Neo were given same medications as Pia - muconase and nasal aspirator. get well soon, Pia :)