When a child is sick, I want to relieve his condition. Mom is ready to move mountains, just to bring the desired day of recovery.
When you see the sad eyes of a child, the desire to help and cure wakes up. What to do if the necessary medicines have already been given, but the result is not visible. Maternal heart requires action. And then comes the turn of distracting procedures.
These include: mustard plasters, jars, rubbing, leg soaring, compresses and other warming ups.
How not to make it worse
I am an average mom who loses her head during the illness of her daughter. I collect information from all sources, listen to the advice of grandmothers and girlfriends, follow the instructions of doctors. But often these recommendations are contradictory. It is necessary to figure out what is suitable and helpful, and what treatment may be harmful.
One of the main mottos of physicians: Do no harm !. I try to constantly be guided by them and urge other moms. I want to talk about our experience in the use of distracting procedures.
The first thing I learned was that no procedure should be performed if the baby has a fever! This will lead to its next rise. All activities can be carried out when the child is recovering. For example: the temperature is gone, but the cough is still there.
I start with rubbing with healing balm. It facilitates breathing, combines massage and inhalation with aroma oils. Nice and helpful! But it is worth remembering that you can not apply medicine if your baby is allergic, skin, asthma or obstructive bronchitis is damaged.
Massage and mustard plasters
Percussion massage helps us with coughing. I put my daughter on his stomach so that the priest was above his head. And tapping with the tips of my fingers or the edge of the palm on the back. It is important to go from the sides to the spine and from the waist to the neck. This massage helps to get rid of mucus in the bronchi.
I do not know about you, but I have the most vivid memories of childhood diseases – mustard plaster and banks. The procedure seemed painful and frightening. Modern doctors have refused cans (no one could prove their effectiveness).
I do not like to put mustard plasters, but I have to. They help us a lot to cough. But you can not use mustard plasters if the child is not yet one year old. Other contraindications are the same as for balms. At the first acquaintance, it is worth confining to a quartier mustard plaster and see the reaction of the baby.
If there is laryngitis, hoarseness, then it is not worth the risk. There is the likelihood of spasms of the larynx. Then you have to call an ambulance.
To relieve nasal congestion, we steam our legs. The correct temperature for this procedure is 40-45 degrees. The legs should be kneeling in the water. The duration of the procedure is 10-15 minutes.
Do not repeat my mistakes. Once, pouring water, I scalded daughter’s leg. She decided to kick up at the most inopportune moment. Everything went well. There were no blisters, but the baby cried for a long time, and I almost got a heart attack.
By virtue of compresses, I do not believe. It will warm the skin, and the heat will not reach the sore throat. Wearing a wet bandage around your neck is also unpleasant for an adult, not like a child. For some forms of otitis, ear compresses can make things worse. Therefore, I do not go to such independent action.
I believe that you should not torture your baby too much with such procedures. If he shouts during them, it will only get worse: the voice will disappear, tears and snot will flow into the bronchi.
We must remember that this is one of the many ways to help a child recover. Perhaps a warm drink, fresh air and a good mood will help better the mustard plaster.