Colds are common diseases in humans. In such an environment, myths about children's colds are born.
All colds come from drafts, so in cool weather it is better to open the window less often. Viruses that cause colds feel great in warm air, and also stale. So in those rooms where there are a lot of people, and the window is closed, they have the most freedom. The simplest preventive measure in such cases is regular ventilation. The ideal situation is generally considered when the window in the nursery is ajar all year round and 24 hours a day.
To avoid catching cold, you need to keep your feet warm. To effectively protect your child from colds, you just need to teach him to walk barefoot at home. The fact is that there are reflex zones in the foot that are associated with the pharyngeal ring. That is precisely why a sharp hypothermia of the legs in damp or frosty weather can weaken the immune system and cause colds. For a walk, it is better for a child not to wear a lot of socks. After all, impaired circulation will lead to the fact that the body is even more hypothermic. If the baby's feet are frozen or even wet during a walk, then they should be warmed in warm water. Then rub with a special warming balm and put on woolen socks. So that they do not inject, you can wear thin ordinary socks under them.
All colds come from enlarged glands and adenoids. They should be removed, then the child will stop hurting. Doctors say that the palatine and pharyngeal tonsils play an important role in the human immune system. These organs protect the body from getting inside various infections. If they are removed unnecessarily, then the child will not only not get rid of colds, but will also become more seriously ill. The usual rhinitis will be replaced by bronchitis, tonsillitis and sinusitis. That is why today the removal of tonsils is done only in the most acute cases.
To prevent colds, the baby needs to be given a lot of fruits with vitamin C. In fact, to protect the body from viruses, the child would have to eat several kilograms of citrus fruits at once. But this imbalance in nutrition will lead to other problems. It is much easier and more effective to include rosehip infusion, green apple compote, cranberry or lingonberry juice, and legumes in the diet.
To prevent the baby from breathing in cold air, it is necessary to close his mouth and nose with a scarf. When air passes through the nasal cavity, it is heated to the required temperature. But a wet and warm coat is an ideal environment for various viruses and bacteria. It remains for them to take the last simple step to get into the nasopharynx.
When a child has a cold, you should force him to blow his nose as often as possible. Children usually have short passages between the nasopharynx and the ear. If you start blowing your nose intensively, it can lead to otitis media. But to prevent this from happening, it is necessary to regularly suck mucus with a special aspirator. The children's nose should be rinsed with a nasal spray based on thermal water.
It is easy to get rid of a cold with the help of folk remedies. No one denies the benefits of onions and garlic. But these remedies are good only in the initial stages of a cold. Do not forget also that these are also allergens, which should be taken with caution. For children under three years old, they are generally contraindicated in their raw form. When babies are treated for ARVI, special medications are used that are allowed by age. These can be antiviral or homeopathic remedies. To avoid complications in the form of pneumonia, bronchitis, otitis media and sinusitis, it is usually recommended to use nasal drops or vasoconstrictor sprays.
For colds, antibiotics should be given right away to avoid complications. The causative agents of colds are viruses, against which antibiotics are simply powerless. But such drugs will destroy the beneficial microflora, although it is precisely designed to resist infection. Antibiotics are suitable for diseases that are caused by bacteria.
You cannot bathe a child with a cold. When a child is sick, toxins are flushed out through their skin. If the baby is not bathed for a long time, then these harmful substances will be absorbed back, poisoning the body. This will only make the disease worse. So bathing a child is not only possible, but also necessary. Better to prepare a bath with sea salt, and a decoction of yarrow will do.
During illness, it is better not to walk. It is worth knowing that in the fresh air breathing is activated, blood circulates better and the lungs are ventilated. So if the baby feels relatively comfortable, and there is no temperature, then a walk is not only necessary, but even desirable. In a stroller, you can go for a walk up to a body temperature of 37.5 degrees. It is best to choose a forest park area, coniferous plantings for such a exercise. But it is better to refuse to visit playgrounds so as not to infect other kids.
It takes a lot of heat to cure a cold. Indeed, hypothermia is dangerous during illness. However, in this case, overheating is not needed. It is necessary to periodically ventilate the room and humidify it.
For colds, you should drink hot drinks. In fact, the benefit here is questionable. After all, the hot liquid will irritate the already inflamed mucous membrane, worsening its condition. So it is better for a sick child to drink warm drinks. Lingonberry or cranberry diluted fruit drink, rosehip decoction and children's herbal teas are suitable.