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    Remedies For Sore Throat Of Babies

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    Babies often suffer from mild or severe throat infections. There are many causes of throat infections in babies. They pick up anything from the floor and eat it. This can often lead to throat infections. Moreover, babies are too stubborn. Few foods are bad for the throat. For example, chilled yogurt can lead to sore throat. Even drinking cold water can lead to sore throat among babies. They are soft and delicate so, you need to be very careful.

    The sad part is, when the baby suffers from a sore throat, he/ she will not eat or drink anything. This is because of the throat pain and inflammation which makes them avoid milk and food. Force feeding is thus very commonly preferred choice by mothers. Apart from giving medicines precribed by the doctor, you can also try home remedies.

    There are many home remedies to cure sore throat of babies. For example giving honey and warm water is one of the effective home remedies that can sooth the sore throat of the babies. Honey soothes inflammation on the throat and warm water helps treat throat pain among babies. Even if they deny, you must feed this natural medicine to treat sore throat of babies. Few say that lemon juice is also very effective for treating sore throat of babies. However, it varies from person to person. If your baby is crying whole night and sleeping hungry due to sore throat or throat infection, try these home remedies.

    Home Remedies For Sore Throat Of Babies:

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    Ginger and Honey

    This is one of the home remedies to treat a sore throat of baby. Grate a ginger and add honey to it. Let the baby suck it. Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties which soothes the throat and fights infections.

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    Mustard Oil Massage

    Warm mustard oil massage on the throat is very helpful for treating infections in babies.

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    Warm Water

    As the throat pains during this time, it is best to feed warm water. This will sooth the painful throat and also kill the bacteria.

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    Eucalyptus Oil

    Dip a cloth in warm eucalyptus oil and then massage on the baby's throat with it.

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    Peppermint Oil

    This is another effective home remedy which will sooth the sore throat of the baby. Massage the chest and back of the baby with peppermint oil. If the baby also has cold, it will work wonders for opening the blocked nose.

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    Garlic

    Boil garlic in water. Let the water cool. With the help of a dropper, add few drops of garlic water to sooth throat pain. This will reduce the pain and help the baby swallow fluids and food.

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    Yogurt

    If the baby has throat infection, feed homemade yogurt. Make sure it is not chilled.

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    Lemon and honey

    Add few drops of lemon juice in honey and apply it on the tongue of the baby. Let he/she suck it.

    Read more about: baby parenting tips
    Story first published: Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 16:12 [IST]
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