It felt like Mommy had just breathe a sigh of relief because of the cough the Little One had suffered was just healed. But, how come, the cough is heard again? Upper Respiratory Tract Infection (ARI/Acute Respiratory Infection) is indeed often found in young Little Ones between the ages of 6-23 months, with the manifestation of this condition can be in the form of coughing symptoms. Although usually the symptoms of coughing will subside by itself but that does not mean that Mommy can stop worrying about the condition of your Little One, right?
You need to remember that coughing is the body's natural response as an airway defense when there is interference from outside. This response serves to cleanse mucus or irritating factors such as dust or smoke to be let out from the lungs.
Cough rarely indicates a serious illness and usually will heal itself within 2-3 weeks. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not recommend the provision of cough and cold drugs that are sold freely for the Little Ones who are under 2 years old. Moreover, the effectiveness of cough medicine has also not been fully proven.
To relieve the symptoms of coughing on your Little One, you can do the following independent management at home:
Although it may not be possible to protect your Little One from coughing 100 percent but you can take preventive measures that are quite effective, namely:
By knowing the independent management of coughing on your Little One and the right way to prevent him/her from getting sick, Mommy doesn't need to be worried anymore. Hopefully, the Little One is always healthy!
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