Many mothers are worried when their children have a lot of phlegm in the nasal cavity and throat. This article would like to share the most effective ways to treat phlegm for babies applied by many mothers.

In children with phlegm is a common condition, having a lot of sputum will cause the baby to wheeze, not sleep well, leading to anorexia, if left for a long time, it will lead to malnutrition. The following article would like to share with mothers how to treat sputum for babies safely and effectively.

Inflammation of the respiratory tract is the leading cause of phlegm, while in young children, the nose and throat are not yet mature enough to handle mucus, so the sputum accumulates more and more, making children not only unable to breathe but also stuffy nose. followed by coughs, greatly affecting the health of children.

Should consult an expert before applying folk tips, when there are abnormal signs, it is necessary to go to medical facilities for examination.

first 9 folk tips to cure phlegm, wheezing for babies

Use kumquat (kumquat)

Kumquats, also known as kumquats, in traditional medicine they have sweet and sour taste and coolness. The ingredients contain a variety of essential nutrients such as vitamins, pectin, essential oils, etc Very good effect in cough, expectorant and anti-bacterial. So if your child has wheezing, you should apply the following 2 ways:

How to make kumquat with rock sugar

How to make kumquat with rock sugarHow to make kumquat with rock sugar

Step 1 You wash the size 2-3 kumquats with green skin, then cut them in half. Add rock sugar inside the fruit , and put it in the pot steam for 15 min.

Step 2 When the mixture has cooled down, give it to your baby 1 teaspoon each time and 3 times a day.

How to make kumquat with honey

How to make kumquat with honeyHow to make kumquat with honey

Step 1 You wash 10g green kumquats, drain and halve the kumquats and put in a ready-made glass bowl of 1 to 2 tablespoons honey (increase or decrease depending on you).

Step 2 Put the bowl in pot and steam for 20 minutesthen let it cool down to be used by the baby.

Use ginger

Use gingerUse ginger

Ginger is a well-known ingredient in the treatment of respiratory diseases, they can help with phlegm and wheezing. relief by reducing inflammation and preventing airway constriction. You can apply the following:

Method 1: Friend Mix honey, pomegranate juice and ginger juice in equal proportions and give it to the baby to drink 2 – 3 times everyday.

Method 2: Mix 1/2 cup of water with 1 teaspoon of ginger and use before going to bed, to reduce the cough at night for the baby.

Use lettuce juice

Use lettuce juiceUse lettuce juice

Lettuce is a rather difficult vegetable to eat because of its fishy and quite strong taste. However, according to traditional medicine, they are considered as a kind of “herbal antibiotic”, with The taste is sour and clear, so they work very well in reducing cough and phlegm, and are quite safe for children.. Apply the following:

Step 1 Friend wash and dry 1 handful of lettuce leaves, then You can also grind or grind.

Step 2 Give into the pot and add a little water to wash the rice enter and Cook for 20 minutes. Let it cool and remember to filter it thoroughly before giving it to your baby (you can add a little sugar to make it easier for your baby to drink).

Note You should give your baby lettuce juice about 60 minutes after eating.

Use lemon basil leaves

Use lemon basil leavesUse lemon basil leaves

According to research, lemon basil leaves contain a lot of essential oils, especially cavaron – effective in detoxifying, reducing phlegm, so this leaf is very effective in treating wheezing. You can apply the following:

Step 1 You take the size of a handful of basil leaves washed, dried and crushed.

Step 2 Afterward Soak in 10ml of boiling water so that the essential oil of the leaves can be secreted. You feed your baby this mixture 1 day 2 times Please!

Use warm water

Use warm waterUse warm water

Newborns are quite sensitive, so many herbs are not suitable for babies, so you should use warm water. Few people know that Warm water also has the effect of dissolving phlegm, reducing sore throat for children. You just need simple Replace regular water for your baby to drink with warm water is to be.

Use tea tree oil

Use tea tree oilUse tea tree oil

Melaleuca oil is highly effective in the treatment of respiratory diseases. The scent of cajeput oil both helps to clean the air and enter the respiratory system, to melt mucus and thick mucus (phlegm) in the windpipe, Help your baby breathe easier. Therefore, cajeput oil is used as an effective remedy to treat phlegm.

With cajeput oil, you can Use cajeput essential oil in the room or put a few drops in the baby’s bath water.

Note Should not Do not let essential oils directly touch your baby’s skin because the skin of a newborn baby is weak and vulnerable.

Use chives

Use chivesUse chives

According to Oriental medicine, chives are used as medicines to treat coughs, colds, and expectorants. Typically, tobacco chives combined with lemon seeds and male papaya flowers. Here’s how to do it:

Step 1 Take 1 handful of shallot leaves, 10-20g lemon seeds, 15g male papaya flowers and wash them.

Step 2 Crush chives, lemon seeds and papaya flowers.

Step 3 Mix the crushed mixture with a little rock sugar and bring steam for about 30 minutes.

Step 4 Give the child to drink 2-3 times a day, each time 1 tablespoon about 5ml.

Use a baby nasal aspirator

Treat phlegm by sucking your baby's noseTreat phlegm by sucking your baby’s nose

For older children, they can blow their nose to push the phlegm out, but with babies it is completely impossible so mothers can help them by Use a baby nasal aspirator.

For the best results, follow these steps:

Step 1 Put a few drops in your baby’s nose Physiological saline 0.9% sodium to thin mucus.

Step 2 Hold your baby or lay him on his side. Insert the tip into the side of your baby’s nose, one hand Squeeze the bulb of the aspirator gently, while holding the other nostril with one hand then release slowly. Continue with the other side of the nose.

Note Should be done gently to avoid hurting the baby’s nasal mucosa and should suck the nose about 4 times/daydo not do too much.

Use grapefruit juice

Use grapefruit juiceUse grapefruit juice

According to Bs. Bui Hong Minh (Permanent Vice President of Oriental Medicine Association in Ba Dinh District, Hanoi) is because pomelo flowers have Spicy, average, so it has a very good effect in reducing cough with phlegm, … You can apply the following way:

Step 1 Friend wash and dry about 4-5g pomelo flowers.

Step 2 Take 4g of your ginger root peeled, washed and pureed, then filtered the residue to get water.

Step 3 Put in the pot the above ingredients and flood water. Cover the pot, watch when the water boils, you lower the fire.

Step 4 You ccough rock sugar or a little honey and cook for a few more minutes until the candy mixture turns like syrup. You filter the syrup for your baby to drink.

2 Causes of wheezing in babies

Causes of wheezing in babiesCauses of wheezing in babies

There are many causes of wheezing and shortness of breath in children such as:

  • Children with diseases that cause airway obstruction such as bronchial asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia,…
  • Children with diseases disease causing obstruction of the lower respiratory tract (from the thoracic trachea to the small bronchi).
  • In addition, children can also have wheezing, shortness of breath due to causes such as: airway foreign body, pulmonary edema, tuberculosis, birth defects, …

3 When should I take my child to see the doctor?

  When should I take my child to see the doctor? When should I take my child to see the doctor?

If you monitor your child for the following signs, you need to quickly take the child to a medical agency or a specialized doctor:

  • With little children Children under 3 months old should take the baby to the doctor, as soon as the symptoms of wheezing and shortness of breath are detected. Because these are quite dangerous symptoms for this age group.
  • With children above At 3 months of age, if you see a child wheezing for more than 4 hours, or if the disease is recurrent for a long time (3 – 4 weeks), you should also take your child to a specialist.
  • Children wheeze cyanosis, tired breathing, confusion (sleeping, restless, struggling,…).
  • Accompanied wheezing vomiting and fever.
  • Children with a medical history asthma, shortness of breath.

Above are a few ways to help babies effectively eliminate phlegm, mothers can refer to choosing an appropriate way to take care of their baby quickly to recover from illness and stay healthy.