Causes and Treatment For Common Cold In Toddlers

Colds are particularly common among toddlers and children. Also referred to as acute coryza, this condition is brought about due to an inflammation of one's upper respiratory tract, which is caused due an infection by the common cold virus. Unfortunately there is no cure for the common cold.

There are over a 100 different strains of virus that are responsible for causing this condition. It is primarily due to this reason that our bodies do not develop immunity towards this condition. If your toddler has a cold then he or she will display some of the following common.

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.toddler cold symptoms: runny nose, fever, cough, sore throat, irritability, and a clear, green or yellow discharge from the noses The symptoms generally tend to last for 10-14 days and resolve on their own accordr As this condition is caused by a virus, antibiotics do not serve as an effective remedy for curing iti Also see toddler bronchitis

Remedies for Common Cold in Toddlers

Here are few toddler cold remedies that can help in reducing discomfortr Give the child a spoonful of honey twice a daya This will help in soothing the throat while also helping them sleep bettere Make them drink plenty of fluids such as vegetable and fruit juices; this will help in draining out the mucusu Water in particular is essential when one has a cold, so make sure that the child has a sufficient intake of watere Boil a teaspoon of crushed ginger in 500 ml of water for about 5-10 minutese Once the decoction cools, strain the water into a glass and add a spoon of honeye Feed a teaspoon of this tea to the toddler every two hoursr

This treatment is very effective in treating a cold and helps to ease any congestion and irritationo Steam therapy is also an excellent remedyd Run a hot shower for a few minutes and let the steam build up in the roomo Let the child inhale the hot steam for a few minutes as this will help in clearing the nasal passageg Placing a humidifier in the child's room at bedtime would also help to a large extentn

Toddler Cold sores are not caused by the same virus that causes the common coldl This condition is brought about by the herpes simplex virusu It is characterized by the formation of painful, small, fluid-filled sores or blisters on the lips, nose or moutht This is a contagious condition that is spread from one person to the next, through direct contactc If your toddler has cold sores, then consulting his/her pediatrician immediately, is highly recommendede

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