5 Things to remember while treating a child's cough


Children are most susceptible to infections with the body.

While caution is practiced, it is impossible to control the interaction children have with germs and bacteria on a daily basis in places like schools, playgrounds, and daycare centers.

One of the most common afflictions children go through is coughing[1]. While it is easily manageable at home and not a cause of serious medical concern, it should always be immediately tended to in order to avoid complications.

Here are 5 simple things to keep in mind while treating a child’s cough:

1. Hydration [2]
Make sure the child is well hydrated. It’s important to give them fluids at this time like water and clear soups that help thin the mucus and soothe the throat.

2. Steam Therapy [3]
Warm baths, humidifiers or steam machines are an excellent remedy to help ease the throat. It helps add moisture in the air and can help relieve the congestion.

3. Rest [4]
There is no equivalent to a good night’s rest. Remember, the child’s system is still developing and during sleep the body has more ability to fight off the infection and regenerate health. 

4. Diet
It is important to make sure the diet is fulfilling the body’s needs and requirements during the time of infection. Give them easy to swallow foods like mashed apple, potato, hot cereal and eggs.[5]

5. Medication [6]
Over-the-counter medication like Prospan® by Helixia® Kids can help! It is naturally sourced and clinically proven with kid-approved taste. Made from premium dried ivy leaf extract without any dyes, alcohol, gluten or sucrose, Helixia® provides relief in a natural way.

This product may not be right for you. Always read and follow the label.

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[1] National Library of Medicine: Cough or difficulty in breathing

[2] How to Soothe Your Child's Cold By Annie Stuart – WebMD

[3] How to Soothe Your Child's Cold By Annie Stuart – WebMD

[4] Sleep and Immune Function - National Library of Medicine

[5] Sore Throat (Viral) - Nationwide Children's

[6] Product packaging


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