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we should give milk to kids when they have cough and cold

Asha
1 to 3 years

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Updated on Oct 22, 2013

my daughter is 4. 5 yr old and she always get cough and cold problem. someone told me that not to give milk when she has cough and cold. is it true??i read on parentune that sitopladi is good for cough and cold. i would like to know - is it available in market in liquid form and its a powder form. and anyone can guide me how i should give sitopladi and how many times in a day

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asha

| Nov 14, 2013

thanks rajeshji

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Rajesh Singh

| Nov 14, 2013

Hi Asha! Ever since I was a child I remember my grandmother giving me sitopladi churn or churan(powder) whenever I used to have cough and cold. What she used to do is take a pinch of sitopladi powder mix it with a teaspoon of honey and give. Even if you give just honey it gives quiet relief to cough.

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Shikha Batra

| Oct 23, 2013

Dear Asha! Turmeric has medicinal properties. It shd definitely help. U cud also try above mentioned spices like pepper corns, black cardamom seeds,etc, u cud try giving ginger extract in lukewarm honey once in a day. It shd also help.

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asha

| Oct 23, 2013

thanks janhavi. it will be helpful for me

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asha

| Oct 23, 2013

hi dear shikha,i put a pinch of turmeric in milk and boil it for sometime and add 1 spoon of pediasure in milk and give her. is it ok?

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Janhavi

| Oct 23, 2013

Hey Asha,u can give the mixture of Shitopaladi 1/2 teaspoon (for phlegm),Jeshtimadh Powder 1 teaspoon (For increasing immunity) in honey 2 (teaspoon)to make a proper paste thrice day. As this paste is lil heat producing do not continue for many days.

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Shikha Batra

| Oct 22, 2013

Hi dear Asha! I can talk about first part of ur question whether we should give milk during cough n cold. Dairy products produce phlegm which worsens cough. So it is advisable during cough n cold u cud give toned milk which is light n easily digestible and add pepper corns 3-4 while boiling along with tulsi leaves and one or 2 black cardamom seeds and strain it once boiled. Since milk is an essential part of a child's diet it is not possible to completely avoid it. So u cud try giving milk by this method. Hope this helps!

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