Research suggests that cough syrup does more damage than we realize. Here's how you can cure a cold and cough overnight.
No one likes coughing or sneezing all day. Not just because it's a distraction when you're doing other things but also because being ill means feeling really weak and just being in a low mood. It's just an all-around nuisance because it means that you can't sleep, no one will come near you to avoid catching what you have, and your throat just takes a hit. But if you feel this way as an adult, imagine the effects of coughing and sneezing will have on your child.
Since young children have a very weak immune system and are unable to fight off a cold as well as an adult can, they are extremely vulnerable to illnesses. This means that if not treated immediately and properly, your child could suffer health complications. So you go to a doctor when you see the signs and they prescribe cough syrups as a way to deal with it.
However, though they think it's the best solution, doctors don't always warn you that that cough syrup has negative side-effects and long-term complications. Some of those side-effects include drowsiness, dizziness, blurred vision, nausea, vomiting, trouble sleeping, or headaches, according to WebMD. These effects can be caused due to the presence of two ingredients called dextromethorphan and codeine. Both these ingredients can create severe health complications if taken in high doses. This could affect your child's ability to battle the impending issues that follow.
According to drugabuse.com, taking high doses of dextromethorphan can cause cognitive dysfunction and impaired memory. It's common in different types of cold medication which are easily available over the counter at pharmacies and grocery stores. What makes it even more harmful is that, within the cough syrup, it is mixed with other kinds of drugs can amplify these side-effects.
Codeine, the other ingredient in cough syrups, has a similar negative effect as dextromethorphan. The Alcohol and Drug Foundation states that it is a part of a drug group called opioids. These opioids react with the receptors of the same in the brain and can help the body provide pain relief, relaxation, and pleasure.
This drug has different effects on different people depending on the person's size, weight, body tolerance, and whether it's being mixed with other drugs. The common negative side effects of this drug are dizziness, tiredness, confusion, difficulty concentrating, blurred vision, dry mouth and allergic rashes in addition to more side-effect. Given that codeine has this kind of effect on an adult, it could prove dangerous for your child. However, the only way to get rid of those coughs, is by feeding your child cough syrup, right?
Nope, there is a healthier, easier and much faster way to get rid of that nasty cough and all it involves is a ginger wrap. Ginger can help in digestion, nausea, pain reduction, inflammation and for this issue, provides cold and flu relief.
In order to start the process, it's important that using natural ingredients like raw honey are more beneficial for the hack to work. You can combine the ginger wrap with honey in order to see the effects almost overnight.
The ingredients and materials you will require are:
• 1 tablespoon of fresh ginger or ginger powder
• raw honey
• olive oil
• adhesive tape
In order to make the wrap, follow these steps:
1. Mix the honey and flour to a smooth consistency.
2. Then add olive oil and the ginger before mixing again
3. Apply the mixture on a napkin and wrap gauze around it
4. Finally, fix it on your chest or back with adhesive tape
For adults, this wrap can make you sweat more than usual and it can be kept overnight. However, since children have sensitive skin, the wrap should be kept on for only three hours before going to bed. The wrap has no negative effects and it will clear out the mucus in the lungs during the night. So in the morning, you can feel much better without a pesky cough. Ginger is a natural ingredient that has none of the negative side-effects that cough syrup has. In addition, it does the job much quicker than the syrup.