Causes and remedies for respiratory infections in children

Respiratory infections are common in children. Illness with croup, pink eye, and ear infections are the symptoms of respiratory infections. There are two types of respiratory tract infection first is an upper respiratory tract infection and the second is lower respiratory tract infection. Signs of UPI’s is a cough, sore throat, runny nose, nasal congestion, headache, low-grade fever, facial pressure, and sneezing. LPI’s are generally more dangerous than upper respiratory infections. You can try some of these remedies to prevent respiratory infections.

What are the causes of respiratory infections in children?

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Before, we start talking about remedies let you know the causes of respiratory infections. Well, many reasons that can cause respiratory infections such as viral effects, environmental changes, poor hygiene, getting wet in the rain even it can spread from the infected person through nasal secretion.

The viral effect causes the lower respiratory tract infection that can also be found in tiny children that affect the airways as well as lungs. There are various viruses such as influenza virus, strain virus, adenovirus, and the syncytial virus that occur with the children who get into the contact of the infected person. It occurs the most with low immunity children, and there are other reasons mentioned above that can cause respiratory infections.

Remedies for respiratory infections in children


Honey is safe for all age group persons. It is rich in nutrients and enzymes that help you to kill the bacteria and viruses that cause respiratory infections. Take one fresh lemon and bottle of honey. Extract the juice from the lemon. Take a glass of lukewarm water, mix lemon juice and one tsp of honey in it. Drink this solution one or two times in a day. OR you can also drink a glass of lukewarm milk with one tsp of honey. Drink this milk once or twice in a day for better results.


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Garlic is also beneficial for treating in respiratory infections. It keeps your body free from diseases as well as treats them. An antibacterial and antiviral property of garlic helps you in fighting the cause of infections. You can take 2 to 3 fresh garlic cloves daily. OR add garlic in your meals. Another option is you can make the syrup of ginger. Take some pieces of garlic and crushed them. Also take a pinch of cayenne pepper powder, 2 tbsp organic apple cider vinegar, and honey. Mix all of them in a cup of lukewarm milk and sip it slowly for relief. Drink this syrup twice or thrice in a day.

Chicken soup

Homemade chicken soup has many essential vitamins and nutrients. Homemade chicken soup helps you treat a sore throat, a runny nose, and congestion. Chicken has an amino acid that converts to glutathione. It is a potent antioxidant that helps to recover from infection. Make homemade soup from chicken and eat it at least two or three times in a day. Use organic chicken and mix ginger, garlic in that soup.

Early morning sunlight

The source of vitamin D is sunlight. It is essential for maintaining the immune system healthy. A low vitamin D level can weaken your immunity and increase a chance of getting respiratory infections. So it is necessary to keep up the level of vitamin D in your body. To take the adequate amount of vitamin D naturally, open your arms and face to the sun daily for 15 minutes. Do it early in the morning sunlight. OR you can also take a vitamin D supplement after consulting with your doctor.

Proper rest

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Taking sufficient rest is also one of the best ways to recover your body from respiratory infection. Rest helps you to reduce inflammation of your body and gives time to heal it. Do not tire yourself by working overtime. Avoid going to the gym when you are suffering from respiratory infections. Your body always needs proper rest, and sleep. If you are taking adequate rest, your health will be the best.


Ginger is an excellent immune booster system. It also has antiviral, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. These properties of ginger help you to fight against the cause of the respiratory infections. It is the best remedy for the treatment of respiratory infectious diseases. Take a small piece of raw ginger and salt. Chew ginger with sodium chloride (salt) several times in a day. OR you can also take ginger tea. Cut some ginger roots into small piece and crushed them. Take a cup of water and mix crushed ginger in it. Boil this solution for 5 to 7 minutes to make a tea. Filtered it and add a little honey to it for taste. Take this tea thrice times in a day.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is essential to keep up your body healthy. It has many health benefits. Limes, oranges, grapefruit, leafy greens, etc. are the source of vitamin C. Lemons are the best source of vitamin C. Make a hot tea and adding lemon in it reduces the respiratory infections. OR you can also try hot or cold lemonade. These drinks help you to fulfill the amount of vitamin C in your body. Getting an appropriate amount of vitamin C can give relax to the respiratory infection.