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Household Remedies to Cure Sickness in Children

Anurima
3 to 7 years

Created by Anurima
Updated on Jan 17, 2019

Household Remedies to Cure Sickness in Children
Reviewed by Expert panel

For any parent, their child’s good health definitely tops their list of priorities. As urban parents when you try to oscillate back and forth between work and household responsibilities, you may sometimes find it hard to crack the code to your child’s perfect health. The way a child’s laugh and playfulness can light up the whole house, his or her sickness can leave the entire family feeling somber and tensed. Caught up in their daily chores, parents may also find it hard to take the child to the doctor from time to time. In that case, the old and trusted ‘Daadi Ke Nuskhe’ can work wonders.

In this blog, I have tried to cover a variety of household tips that can help in relieving your kid’s health depending on the kind of illness. **What Parentune Suggest**: Parentune however, if you believe your child is allergic to certain ingredients mentioned below, it would be a good advice to consult a doctor before employing the methods.

What Are The Household Tips to Relieve Child From Illness?

With the multiple do-at-home remedies mentioned in this blog, your child’s wellness or relief from sickness will no longer require the cumbersome trips to the doctor’s clinic, rather only some household ingredients and a few minutes.

A Sore Throat in Children -

- Ginger has been known for ages to have therapeutic properties. For a sore throat, mix1 tsp fresh ginger juice with a pinch of turmeric. Since most children will cringe because of the bitter taste, adding ½ tsp honey can reduce the spiciness of the warming herb. Swallowing this mixture thrice a day helps in soothing the throat.

- For older children, parents can add ½ a raw onion, 2 cloves, 4-5 mint leaves, 2-3 black peppercorns and a small stick of cinnamon to boiling water. After straining the water, honey can be added for its healing properties and served lukewarm to the child.

Common Cold -

- As the name bears, cold catches children very commonly. Be it a running nose or a blocked nose, cold can cause days of trouble and discomfort. To avoid that, warm ¼ bowl mustard oil and add 4-5 cloves of chopped garlic while it is being heated. Once the garlic is completely burnt, cool the oil. Similarly to Vicks, this oil can be applied on the nose, neck and chest before the child is ready to sleep.

- Phlegm can often accompany cold. In that case, boil 1 tablespoon pepper powder in a cup of milk along with a pinch of turmeric (haldi) and give once daily for at least three days.

Constipation -

-  Another common illness that targets children is constipation. If the child is constipated, boil 5-6 Currants (munakka) without seeds in milk. While the milk will provide relief from indigestion, it is also important that children eat the currants.
- Talking about seeds, even carom seeds can help alleviate constipation. When boiled with a pinch of carom seeds, strained water can be given to babies 1 teaspoon at a time twice in a day. For older babies, 2-3 teaspoons twice a day can be given.

Loose Motions -

- Childrens’ sensitive stomachs are prone to infections such as loose motions. To avoid making multiple bathroom trips with your children, take 1 teaspoon each of coriander seeds and cumin seeds and soak in water for an hour. Crush and strain the seeds, add a little sugar and give to your child for relief from diarrhea.
- Another effective alternative is a pinch of nutmeg with a quarter teaspoon of honey..

Colic -

- Colic, or periodic crying of children for longer than usual can be very distressing for the parents . To pacify your child, take half a cup of water and a pinch of fennel seeds, boil them till the water becomes half in quantity, cool and strain the water before giving it to him or her. One teaspoon at a time, 2-3 times in a day will give relief from colic.
- Remember when your mom or grandma talked about the benefits of hing? Well, it’s time you applied those. If the baby’s stomach is hard and the baby is crying then its colic, or gas pain. Dilute a pinch of Hing (asafoetida) in lukewarm water or oil. With the help of cotton apply, around the navel in a circular motion to provide soothing from colic.

Vomiting -

- Inappropriate food, weather conditions or a sick stomach can cause the child to vomit. But, don’t worry, we have an easy do-at-home technique for your child. Boil 3 teaspoons of powdered cardamom peels in 6 cups of water till it is reduced to half. Cool it and keep giving spoonfuls of this water often to prevent vomiting.

Dry Lips -

- Does your child’s incessant licking of his or her lips bother you? Just apply a little mustard oil on the child’s belly button after bath every day, and they will never have chapped lips.
 

Loss of Appetite -

- When you see your child’s poor food intake, does it cause your worry lines to show up? Well, here is a quick solution: take equal quantities (a pinch to one-fourth of a teaspoon) of freshly ground black pepper, asafoetida, dried mint powder, thyme and seeds of large cardamom. Boil in water till one fourth remains. Give it lukewarm to the child, combined with a bit of honey for 2 times a day.

Flathead in Babies -

- To prevent flathead in your babies, apply this trick. Take 1 meter of a soft cotton or muslin pre-washed cloth and make a pillowcase out of it. Fill it with washed and sun-dried mustard seeds (around half a kg) and stitch the fourth side with double or triple stitches.
 

Worm Infestation -

- Food can become play for children, and play can too sometimes become food. To relieve children from worm infestation, give them a drink of a little fresh buttermilk mixed with a pinch of hing fried in ghee.
 

Teething Pain -

- Those baby teeth can be very painful! Mix 1 drop clove oil with 2 teaspoons of sunflower oil, and massage gently on the gums to relieve teething pains in a baby.
 

Skin Rashes -

- Children’s soft and sensitive skin can easily develop rashes and itching. In that case, combine a small amount of turmeric powder with aloe vera or water to form a paste, and apply on the affected area.
 

Baby Massage -

- A good massage is not only central to a child’s good physical growth but also in giving a bonding time for the mother and baby, it also Use a good Ayurvedic oil to massage babies every day before bath. Many children have what is known as “growing pains” and have muscular pain in legs and arms during the night. A gentle, ayurvedic massage before bedtime would ensure that they don’t have any pains and sleep well.

 

Using natural remedies for your child’s well-being is a total win-win situation. Not only are these methods inexpensive, but they are also barely time-consuming and you get to witness your child’s treatment, unlike relying on the doctor’s prescriptions.

So, the next time your child seems sick or unlively, just implement the above methods and watch your child get back his or her natural delight!

 

This content has been checked & validated by Doctors and Experts of the parentune Expert panel. Our panel consists of Neonatologist, Gynecologist, Peadiatrician, Nutritionist, Child Counselor, Education & Learning Expert, Physiotherapist, Learning disability Expert and Developmental Pead.

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| Aug 17, 2014

Very useful information thanks

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| Aug 18, 2014

home remedies

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| Aug 20, 2014

Very helpful..

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| Aug 20, 2014

Very helpful..

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| Aug 20, 2014

Thanks all

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| Sep 19, 2014

very handy tips thanks for sharing

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| Oct 31, 2014

Household remeies

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| Nov 03, 2014

for loose motions, the following solution too helps quickly : 2 pinchs of sunth (dried ginger powder) + pinch of jaggery,make it into a small ball n eat it.

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| Nov 03, 2014

Hi Charuta Modak, Thank you for the wonderful tip :)

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| Dec 04, 2014

Wow! Thank you very much!

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| Dec 04, 2014

Thanks for d magical remedies...

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| Dec 20, 2014

Good tips

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| Dec 20, 2014

thanks a lot .....very useful

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| Dec 21, 2014

Helpful... Thanks

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| Dec 22, 2014

Very useful information thanks

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| Feb 04, 2015

My 9 months old baby is suffering from severe cold and cough. Please suggest some home remedies.

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| Feb 04, 2015

Very useful tips for our child

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| Feb 21, 2015

Hello friends can u suggest something for itchy scaly scalp.. pls

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| Feb 21, 2015

Please suggest something for only cough

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| Feb 22, 2015

Pls suggest Something for only cough

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| Feb 23, 2015

Hi manisha bahuguna gagan maingi jenie Sheetal Patil You may get suggestions from fellow parents on Parent talk section. Click here to ask your query- https://www.parentune.com/parent-talk/latest

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| Apr 23, 2015

Appetite is zero kindly help me please

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| Apr 23, 2015

Thanks

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| Apr 23, 2015

Good information

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| Apr 24, 2015

My son is having chronic constipation since 6 months . How to potty train him.. Next year he ll b Going to school in L. K. G.. Pl suggest

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| Jun 04, 2015

Very Informative..

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| Jul 06, 2015

Very useful information

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| Jul 06, 2015

Very useful information

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| Jul 06, 2015

Very useful

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| Jul 06, 2015

Lovely

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| Jul 06, 2015

Very informative

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| Jul 06, 2015

Hi can u pls suggest a good MSG oil ...so that my lo can walk early. he is crossing 7 month

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| Jul 06, 2015

Very easily available n useful remidies. thanku so much for d info.

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| Jul 07, 2015

Very useful. Can this be used for elders too

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| Jul 07, 2015

Very infomative... Thanks...

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| Jul 07, 2015

What oil can we keep for massaging baby? Pls help

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| Jul 08, 2015

What is the remedy for dry cough?

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| Jul 09, 2015

Thanks for d useful information

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| Jul 09, 2015

Can u suggest some home tips to reduce body n facial hair for my daughter. She is 4. 7 yes

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| Jul 23, 2015

Valuable info. Thanks!!

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| Jul 28, 2015

Hi everyone, the mixture for increasing appetite..... Can it be stored. If so , how

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| Aug 10, 2015

My baby is 10 months old. He has flat head, can the remedy given above bring back the original shape of his head..

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| Aug 10, 2015

very useful information

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| Aug 11, 2015

thanks for all information

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| Aug 11, 2015

useful information. Ty

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| Aug 12, 2015

Exclnt tips... Very useful...

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| Aug 12, 2015

Pls give us some home remedy for wheezing, allergic cough and cold, to gain immunity... Thanks in advance..

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| Aug 12, 2015

Excellent tips

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| Aug 12, 2015

Helpful tips... even Eucalyptus oil (in water) steam inhalation also helps to relieve frm cold....

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| Aug 29, 2015

I would love to give the remedy given by u for lost appetite to my daughter .lets see if there is any change in overall growth.

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| Sep 02, 2015

My 10 months old son I having a sore throat .....what shall I do ? He very frequently catch cold and sore throat. ..and loose his appetite due to this... pls suggest some home remedies

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| Oct 14, 2015

Vary useful

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| Oct 15, 2015

How may I sobber down by stubborn child.

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| Oct 16, 2015

Excellent tips... Thanks

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| Oct 19, 2015

Thanks for the useful tips

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| Nov 28, 2015

Very useful article

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| Nov 28, 2015

Thanks for useful tips

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| Nov 28, 2015

How to treat constipation in 1 month old baby

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| Nov 29, 2015

Thank you for the tips. These are very useful. Can you please tell me how to deal with dry skin?

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| Nov 29, 2015

My son s one n half month old. he cries continuously in d night.. day time he sleeps .its vry hard to control him in d night. Wat can i do him to stop crying

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| Nov 30, 2015

Add fennel seeds to boiling water drain it and give your child about 2-3 drops. The child will stop crying in sometime and sleep well

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| Nov 30, 2015

Thanks very useful tips

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| Dec 01, 2015

Thanks a lot for very useful tips.

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| Dec 07, 2015

My baby is one n half month old he hav so much cough... wat i do

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| Jan 02, 2016

Thanks for the awesome information

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| Jan 03, 2016

Y

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| Jan 03, 2016

Thanks for these useful remedies

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| Jan 04, 2016

Hello all

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| Jan 04, 2016

thank u

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| Jan 04, 2016

Thnx for remedies

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| Jan 06, 2016

Thank u very much. This will surly help me a lot

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| Jan 07, 2016

Nice information

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| Jan 07, 2016

Information was worthy

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| Jan 07, 2016

Very useful information

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| Jan 08, 2016

We usually forget these useful tips. Thnx . These will surely help my child.

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