For children, syrups can be used from birth. So, if a newborn has a cough, you can give him a few drops of syrup to the tip of the tongue. You can dilute the syrup with a few drops of water (boiled) and give the baby. It is also possible to add the syrup to the milk, or to the mixture for feeding. You can also lubricate the lips with syrup.
Older children, after 1 year, can give about a third of a teaspoon to 3-4 times a day. Children from 1 to 3 years can already be given a teaspoon of syrup, and finally, children aged 3 years and until they grow up are recommended to take a tablespoon.
However, this is not a universal recommendation. Each individual syrup can have its own characteristics, its unique properties, and, accordingly, the features of the application. It is recommended to take the syrup according to the factory instruction, which is applied to each syrup.
If there is no instruction, or you are preparing the syrup yourself, it is recommended that you follow the above dosage. But it is even better to consult a doctor, as he can precisely select the optimal treatment regimen, calculate all the risks, and conduct analyzes that will allow us to formulate prognostic parameters.
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Expectorant cough syrups for children
The mechanism of action of expectorating syrups is to soften the sputum and its escape from the mucous membrane. Also, the reflex reduction of the mucous membrane is stimulated additionally, as a result of which, by contracting, it pushes the phlegm to the exit, facilitating its withdrawal and excretion outside. As a result, bronchi and alveoli are cleared, breathing becomes easier, the inflammatory process is eliminated, recovery is faster. In the beginning, many get the impression that the condition is getting worse. But this is not so, since cough becomes productive, sputum escapes more effectively, removing the inflammatory process.
Children are prescribed ready-made pharmaceuticals, or syrups, which you can prepare yourself at home. At the heart of these syrups are expectorants.
- Recipe number 1. Syrup from root aira
Roots, rhizomes and leaves of the aura have long been used as an expectorant, which quickly dissolves phlegm and promotes its excretion outside. Syrups, cooked on the basis of calamus, act gently, quickly, practically do not cause allergies and side effects. They can be used even in infants. The main effect can be achieved due to the high content of essential oils, glycosides and alkaloids. Has a specific smell and bitter taste.
In addition to the expectorant, the roots of the aura tone up, soften the mucous membrane, and act as a general restorative, which increases the immunity, endurance and resistance of the body, as well as its ability to withstand infection.
Syrup is most often prepared on the basis of honey, as it enhances the action of the plant, and also softens the skin and mucous membranes, nourishes and provides antiviral and antibacterial protection.
There are several options for making syrup. The easiest way is to take finely chopped or grated roots of aira, cover them with a quarter of a liter of can, top up with warm water. Insist for an hour, then add 5-6 tablespoons of honey. I insist for another day, after which I drink a third of a glass 3-4 times a day.
The second option is even simpler - take in equal parts grated roots of aira and honey (about half the mayonnaise jar), mix, give the opportunity to brew for a day, then use inward on a teaspoon for each cough, but at least three times per day.
- Recipe number 2. Anise syrup
For the preparation of syrup, fruits are used. They contain a large amount of fat, which provides softening of the mucous membrane and effective removal of the inflammatory process. In addition, a high content of essential oils provides an antiseptic effect. In addition, it removes inflammation, removes pain, relieves irritation and burning, eliminates the runny nose.
Take about 100 grams of anise fruit, fill it with a glass of sugar and put it in a dark place in a closed form. Withstands no less than a day. The resulting liquid is drained and drunk on a tablespoon three times a day. Gradually, the bank will be liberated place, it is filled with sugar.
- Recipe number 3. Syrup of badan
Leaves, roots, rhizomes are applied. Especially effective are old, blackened leaves that contain a large number of tannins, phenols, which quickly remove the inflammatory process, provide antiseptic action. It is used for various diseases of the nose, pharynx, for eliminating cough and removing irritation. The syrup is most appreciated, prepared from blackened leaves, which lay all winter under snow, soaked in a lot of vitamins, which have a general strengthening effect, stimulate immunity.
To prepare the syrup, prepare a regular broth. Take a few leaves of the pan, pour it with hot water, insist, then filter and drink twice a day. It is possible with honey.
- Recipe number 4. Syrup from mother-and-stepmother
It is used for non-productive coughs and colds. Often appointed for the treatment of a protracted cough after a number of illnesses. Has a powerful expectorant effect. Take 15-30 ml at a time, the frequency of the receptions can be up to 3-4 times a day. Keep it in the refrigerator on the bottom shelf.
- Recipe number 5. Honey-berry syrup
Promotes the enrichment of the body with essential vitamins, antioxidants, soothes pain and eliminates cough. To prepare the syrup, you need about a glass of honey, and half a glass of sea-buckthorn, cranberries, and viburnum. Honey needs to melt in a water bath. In a separate bowl, knead the fork with a fork until it forms a puree mass. Add to melted honey, mix until smooth, remove from heat. When you have coughing attacks, you can drink and with every fit. You can add to hot milk, other drinks.
Anti-inflammatory cough syrups for children
Many herbs and herbal extracts have anti-inflammatory properties. For example: chamomile, calendula, cornflower, plantain, mother-and-stepmother, bird mountaineer, sage.
- Recipe number 1. Marigold syrup with chamomile
To make this syrup you need to take 10-15 grams of chamomile, 30 grams of calendula baskets, pour 500 ml of boiling water. Insist for 30 minutes, add honey to taste, drink in preheated form. For the day you need to drink the whole broth, in the morning brew a new one.
- Recipe number 2. Honey and honey syrup with honey
Allows you to quickly get rid of a cough. Usually such a syrup helps with prolonged cough, dry and unproductive. It promotes the transition of this cough to the wet one, at which the sputum goes away. Slime and sputum very quickly clear the bronchi, are out. Accordingly, the inflammation and the infection process are removed. For cooking take a single fig, pass through a meat grinder, pour honey until it is covered from above.
- Recipe number 3. Syrup of hips with aloe and honey
It has antioxidant properties, removes toxins and free radicals, and saturates the blood with oxygen and nutrients. In the dog rose contains a large amount of vitamin, especially vitamin C, which increases immunity and contributes to faster recovery. It is also able to enhance the activity of honey and aloe juice, which also have the main (anti-inflammatory) effect.
For cooking, take about 200 grams of aloe leaves, finely chopped, or passed through a meat grinder. All this is placed in a jar with a lid. Add a glass of honey. Mix the mixture for 3 days in a dark place, we give the opportunity to brew. After that, top up the syrup with rose hips.
- Recipe number 4. Syrup from an extract of Eleutherococcus and Echinacea
To make the syrup, take the finished extract of these plants, in equal parts (approximately 50 ml), mix in a separate vessel. Add about 2-3 tablespoons of honey, mix, give the opportunity to brew for an hour. Drink a tablespoon 2-3 times a day.
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Homeopathic cough syrups for children
At the heart of homeopathic remedies lie various substances of natural origin - animal products, plants, minerals. They are mainly aimed at relieving inflammation and contribute to sputum discharge.
- Recipe number 1. Mummy with sage broth
Together, these substances allow you to quickly get rid of a cough. They relieve inflammation and stimulate the body's immune defense. First, prepare a decoction of sage: a tablespoon of chopped leaves pour a glass of boiling water, insist. Then in the resulting broth dissolve about 1-2 grams of mummy. I drink half the glass. It is better to drink in the morning, being in bed, and in the evening, before going to bed.
- Recipe number 2. Syrup from plant collection.
Take a tablespoon of each component: linden flowers, mint leaves and chamomile flowers. Pour 500 ml of boiling water. Allow to cool for 20 minutes, after which filter. In the resulting broth add 5 tablespoons of honey, drink a glass a day.
- Recipe number 3. Cough syrup vitamin
For preparation take a three-liter jar, put there about 100 grams of mountain ash, 50 grams of hazelnuts. Add 2-3 tablespoons of plantain, chamomile and raspberry leaves. Pour up to the very top with vodka or alcohol. Add 100 grams of honey, mix thoroughly, allow to stand for a week (minimum). Can be stored for several years. After the drug has been infused, drink a teaspoon before meals, 2-3 times a day.
The drug is available as a syrup. Refers to homeopathic remedies. As active components are active substances such as pulsatila, rumex, bryonia, ipeka, stikta. These are all plant components. Also as active substances are and plant components such as elephantiasis, sticta, antimonium, myocardium, coccus and drosera. As auxiliary substances are such components as syrup Tolu, ethanol, caramel, benzoic acid, sucrose. It is the high content of sucrose that indicates that the drug should be taken with caution to patients suffering from diabetes.
Syrup is a syrup of transparent color. A light light yellow or brown shade may be present. Refers to the pharmacotherapeutic group of homeopathic remedies. It is prescribed as a means of symptomatic treatment of various etiologies. Indication for the purpose of this medication is cough of any etiology - dry, wet. It is prescribed even for coughing of infectious and allergic origin, which accompanies bronchial asthma, allergic bronchitis, cough against infectious diseases, including pertussis, tuberculosis.
Contraindication to the use of the drug is increased individual intolerance of the drug and individual components.
The drug is prescribed inside. Children are advised to take a teaspoon 2-3 times a day. Also appoint children over 12 years of tea, less often - a dessert spoon 3-4 times a day. The duration of application is determined by the doctor based on the results of laboratory and instrumental analyzes. There have been no reported cases of drug overdose. It is also known that the drugs interact well with various drug components. The possibility of using syrup and other medicinal components is not ruled out.
The instructions have specific instructions that indicate that the drug should be taken with caution to people suffering from diabetes, since it contains a large amount of sucrose, glucose. It is known that 5 ml of syrup contains approximately 0.31 XE. This should be taken into account when observing diet therapy. The drug has no effect on the nervous system: does not cause drowsiness, does not reduce the concentration of attention. It is dispensed in pharmacies without a prescription, but it is necessary to consult a doctor before starting reception.
Dry cough syrup for children
From dry cough, such grasses as immortelle, marigolds, cowberry are well recommended themselves. Also, honey promotes the transition of dry cough to wet, productive. When dry cough is recommended to use syrups, which include fatty and oily substances that soften irritated mucous membranes, quickly remove inflammation.
- Recipe number 1. Syrup from marigolds
Take 3-4 tablespoons marigold, pour them about 500 ml of boiling water, and then allow to stand for an hour. Add 3-4 tablespoons of honey, drink a glass a day.
- Recipe number 2. Syrup from walnut seeds
For cooking, take a teaspoon of walnut, thoroughly grind in a mortar, pour a glass of boiling water and allow to stand for an hour. Gradually introduce small portions of honey, stirring it thoroughly. After the honey is completely dissolved, we place the syrup in the dishes, with a dense, hermetically sealed lid. Drink a tablespoon 5-6 times a day.
- Recipe number 3. Sea-buckthorn syrup
Take a 1 liter jar, fill it with sea-buckthorn and cover with sugar. Close, put in a dark, but not a cold place. Will appear juice, which must be gradually drained. The bank with sea-buckthorn is again covered with sugar. Syrup is drunk on a tablespoon three times a day, or added to tea, milk.
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Syrup from barking cough to a child
It will require emollients, with the composition of which will include substances that have an enveloping effect, for example, starch, oat broth. It is also recommended to use such syrups, which are created on an oil basis. Quite effective syrups containing oil components, for example vegetable and fatty oils, oleic acids. Well-proven syrups based on sea buckthorn oil, which additionally stimulate the immune system, normalize metabolic processes, the state of the mucous membrane.
For cooking, take about 50 ml of ready-made sea-buckthorn oil, or grind in a mortar 200-250 grams of sea buckthorn fruit until the oil forms. Separate the oil, add to it 3 tablespoons of honey, mix thoroughly until completely dissolved. If honey is poorly soluble, you can warm the mixture in a water bath. Then add a teaspoon of cinnamon, a slice of lemon. Insist an hour, drink a tablespoon three times a day.
For cooking, you need about 200 grams of butter. It is melted on low heat, add 5-6 tablespoons of sugar, mix until completely dissolved. After that, add about 2 drops of fir essential oil, mix, allow to freeze. Before drinking tea or any vegetable broth is brewed, a tablespoon of the prepared preparation and 2 tablespoons of honey are placed in it, thoroughly mixed, drunk before going to bed.