Coughing is a useful protective reflex. It is often the longest lasting symptom of respiratory infection.


  • Set crib at an angle at the head end (possibly place books underneath)
  • Regularly offer sips of warm tea or water. A little honey in the warm tea helps well with dry cough
  • Mucous cough: Before sleeping, cleanse nasal congestion: Use saline solution to clear the nose, followed by decongestant nose drops. Chest rubs and compresses are also helpful, as is an infusion of chamomile (tea). It is best to discuss the use of expectorants with your doctor.
  • Before sleeping, cleanse nasal congestion with saline solution or decongestant nasal drops (for a maximum of seven days at a time)
  • Before sleeping, air the bedroom and make sure the air is sufficiently humid (air- humidifier or a large damp towel)
  • Put sliced fresh onion next to the bed
  • For eucalyptus oil, drizzle three drops on pillow/outside of bed
  • Barking cough: see Pseudo-Croup

Report to docter if:

  • Shortness of breath: with accelerated or strained, painful breathing. (without fever)
  • For blue lips/mouth triangle
  • If the cough is accompanied by fever, accelerated breathing or pain when breathing for more than three days

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