Can You Give Pure Honey When A 14-month-old Child Has A Cold Cough?
Can a 14-month-old baby be given pure honey from his hive? Incidentally the baby is batpil.
Hello Dinda, thank you for asking.
Honey does contain a lot of nutrients and other substances that function as anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidants. Giving honey to children and adults is actually not a problem, as long as there is no allergic reaction, good quality products and not dirty, non-illegal products, not expired, and listed in full composition. Give honey as recommended, no need to overdo it. Currently, in addition to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is indeed a lot of influenza happening. Both provide similar symptoms, namely coughing, fever, sometimes accompanied by colds. Not all cases of COVID-19 give bad symptoms, it makes it difficult to sort out the cold cough due to other viruses or due to corona virus. When a cold coughs, the body's immunity decreases. The body's immunity decreases, so it becomes more easily infected by other causes, including the risk of being infected with the corona virus. Therefore, when someone is experiencing any pain, including coughing colds, keep away from others, limit contact even with one's own family. Your family must take optimal care to prevent COVID-19 to prevent transmission of the virus to your sick child.
Avoid taking children out of the house for any reason, unless the child is in an emergency condition and has to go to the doctor.
Other family members should stay at home.
New family members who come from outside, must immediately undress, put clothes in a basket, bathe or wash their faces, arms and legs, do not lean back or sit before cleaning themselves. Don't touch the child before it's clean.
Don't accept guests.
Give the child optimal nutrition.
Wash your hands regularly.
Make sure food and drink equipment is always clean.
Disinfect all surfaces that are often in contact with humans.
Immediately to the doctor if the child has a high fever above 38C and shortness of breath.
Hopefully this information can be quite useful. Regards.