Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Tips and Hints Tuesday - Naturally treating coughs.

Well if you have been hit with the lovely cold that seems to be going around my circle, I'm sorry. So many little ones are dealing with croup-like coughs and it's only September!

Here's a couple hints that are natural and extremely helpful for all ages.

Honey - squeeze teaspoon full into tea or swallow it right from the spoon to soothe and heal a sore throat and chill out a cough. The antioxidants in honey not only help your symptoms but they actually help heal.

Even the medical community is recognizing that a spoonful of honey helps stop kids' coughs better than over the counter cough medicine! And, with so many of these products being pulled off the market, you can't go wrong.

Please use this advice with caution. Babies under age 1 SHOULD NOT BE GIVEN HONEY! Consult your doctor if you're unsure.

Vicks Vapo Rub - Place a thick layer on your child's feet...Yes, feet...and put some socks on at bed time. This will help the night time cough that seems to linger for weeks!

Let me know if you try these tips and how they work for you!

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