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There is nothing that irritates a child and everyone around them more than coughing. In addition, she used to have what doctors often refer to as the "dog cough", which is that tinsistent, hoarse and snotless (unproductive). To control the cough, the doctor would send him a syrup, but we also used some home remedies.
When the cough came and we did not have the syrup that my daughter's pediatrician usually prescribed to calm her cough, I used to rub the Vick Vaporub ointment on her chest, back and throat. That is what my father used to do when I was little, although today they say it is not recommended. Also used to soak with a little alcohol, diluted with water, a handkerchief, and tied it to my neck.
On the other hand, we have also tried to cut an onion in half and leave it on a plate, on our daughter's nightstand. With that, the only thing we got was that the whole house smelled of onion.
I used to use these alternatives because I am not very in favor of taking medicines, unless they are strictly necessary. I have recently heard that you can make onion syrup to soothe a cough. The recipe is very simple, although I have not tried it. To prepare a homemade onion-based syrup for two days, the following ingredients are necessary.
- An onion
- Juice of 2 lemons
- 2 tablespoons of honey
- 1 ginger root
To prepare the syrup, the onion is chopped, we mix it with the lemon juice, the honey and the grated ginger. We stir well the mixture and let it rest for ten minutes, covering it with a plate or cloth. During this time, the onion will sweat and syrup will build up on the surface. From this moment and for two days (after 2 days we will have to prepare another), the syrup will take effect.
Strain the mixture, just what you are going to drink, and drink in small sips, during the day. The rest should be kept covered so that the onion continues to sweat. The effect is quick, soothes the throat and ends the annoying cough. Though this syrup has no contraindications or side effects, it should be administered to children only in small ailments. If the cough persists, it is best to seek medical advice.
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