Many of my friends’ children have spent their winter break sick so far. So I noticed this slide show of cold remedies that supposedly really work and I thought it would good information to share. (Especially since many cold remedies for children have been removed from drug stores.)
If you don’t want to click through the slides, here are a few of the recommended steps from Huffington Post.com:
1. Drink lots of water or O.J.
2. Gargle salt water. This is such an old-school remedy but it helps in many ways according to the article. It reduces inflammation in the throat. It clears away the mucus plus it can help wash away the germs.
3. Use nasal spray and warm hot showers.
4. Acetaminophen and Zyrtec (Benadryl, Claritin) are good.
5. Treat coughing and sore throats with honey.
7. Drink some more water.
8. Light exercise can help boost your immune system.
9. Protein, whole-grains and veggies can help too.
The big push now is for honey. You’re not supposed to use honey before kids are 1 (Here’s why). Are you using more homeopathic meds or just cutting the dose on adult meds (which seems to be more dangerous than giving kid forms)? What do you think of these remedies? What are you favorite remedies?