Pharmacists answer questions from parents with young children
Today's question is.
"I have a small child. Is there any herbal medicine for runny nose and hay fever that a 2 year old can take?"
Yes, we do.
As many of you may know, there is a herbal medicine called Shoseongryu-tou, which can be taken by people who are at least 2 years old.
It is available in small doses for children. Shoseiryu-to is used for a runny nose caused by cold or a runny nose that is not yellow but watery.
Recently, I have been asked,
"Is there any herbal medicine that can be given to children?"
I have received several questions from people who want to give their children something as gentle to the body as herbal medicine.
Lately, they have been getting stricter, warning me not to come to the day-care center just because of a runny nose.
Then, I am not comfortable going to the hospital just for that. Some people don't want to go to the hospital and infect them with another cold because what they have is fine.
What does it taste like? Does it taste good enough for children to drink?
It depends on the child's sense of taste. This is not the most bitter type of herbal medicine, but some children may have a hard time with it.
In that case, you may need to try mixing it with 100% grape juice or apple juice.
Many children like grape juice, so mix it and let the mother taste a sip to make sure the taste is much milder before giving it to the child.
The pharmacist's own first-hand experience of squeezing oranges and dissolving the herbal medicine in hot water, and when it cooled, giving it to the child in tangerine juice, even the child took the medicine.
Some runny noses are colored, some drip, and some are sticky. Among them, this herb is compatible with a clear and smooth runny nose.
So, if you are cold, you are more likely to have such a florid appearance, so you need to take the usual measures to keep your stomach and intestines cool.
Do not eat ice cream or drink ice water.
If possible, it is better to consume warm food, which makes it harder to have such a runny nose.
In this issue, we talked about herbal medicine for runny nose.
*Since it is translated by the author of the article, it may differ from what is said in the video.