Viral infections and allergies generally cause dry cough. This implacable cough produces no mucus, but it can still be very irritating and awkward.

Common cough and cold needs immediate attention at home for infants, infants, toddlers. Antibiotics do not work against cold viruses. Try to make your child more comfortable with interventions such as nasal mucus suction and air humidity.

Cough and cold play a vital role in clearing irritants and infections from the human body, but enough coughing can be annoying and miserable. The best treatment for a cough will depend on its underlying cause. The possible causes of coughs, including allergies, infections can be many.


Usually, medications over-the-counter (OTC) should be avoided in kids. If a fever disturbs your child, you can use fever-reducing medications, following the directions for dosing carefully. For babies and young kids, cough and cold medicines are not secure.

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) strongly recommends against giving over-the-counter (OTC) cough and cold medicines to children younger than age 2. OTC cough and cold medicines don’t treat the underlying cause of a child’s cold and won’t make it go away sooner and can be dangerous to your baby.


Intake of enough fluid: To prevent dehydration, liquids are essential. Encourage the usual quantity of liquids in your child. There is no need for extra liquids. If you have your child breast-feeding, hold it up. Breast milk provides additional protection against germs that cause cold.


Moisten the environment: Running in your baby’s space a cool-water humidifier can relieve nasal congestion. Change the water every day and obey the directions for cleaning the device from the manufacturer.

Turmeric Milk: Turmeric which is characteristic of anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory that assist with infection treatment. The mixture of turmeric and warm milk also helps to treat certain prevalent diseases of the neck. You can provide milk before you go to bed for a nice night’s sleep. Turmeric milk is also one of the efficient nighttime home remedies for dry cough.

Breastfeeding: The first and foremost alternative for your baby is to treat cold and cough. Breast milk enhances your child’s immunity to combat bacteria, germs, and virus. You can place a few drops of breast milk in each of your baby’s nostrils.

Vicks baby rub: This solution is helpful to allow your child to sleep comfortably without coughing all night.

Recommended for children above 4 months You just need to rub it on the bottom of your baby’s legs and cover your legs with cotton or woolen socks, depending on the climate. Vicks baby rub enables the airways to open and disintegrate the mucus. The cooling impact (menthol) of the baby rub is a trick with the brain that your child is not congested, and the airways are open.

Use of pillow: To make your child sleep comfortably, raise your head slightly with a pillow. It enables your kid to breathe readily during congestion.

Honey and ginger remedies: Mix the honey & ginger add 2 pinches of this combination to your child 3 times a day. Honey is well known for its anti-inflammatory characteristics that help soothe the throat.

Herbal drink: 1 table spoon Carom seeds can be boiled with 100 ml of water and tulsi leave (optional) along with pinch of salt to taste thrice in a day 100 ml. Tulsi helps to increase immunity and energy. Antiseptic and analgesic properties in tulsi help to relieve dry cough.


Notice: If you have not seen any improvement in your dry cough even after 3-4 days, it is essential that you consult your doctor. Home remedies for dry cough may be an added measure but not a continuous solution for persistent cough.

Please do leave your comment if you need any more advice or suggestion.

Take above measures to make your child more comfortable, including humidifying your home air and using saline drops and a suction bulb to remove mucus from the nose of your child.

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