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DIY Cold Remedies for Kids

We are so sick over here.  I told our pediatrician this week that I think we have the plague.  He wasn’t convinced, but let me tell you, IT FEELS LIKE IT.

Seriously, you might catch a germ even from reading something typed in my house.

We’ve got nasty coughs, sticky and green noses, rashes, high fevers, massive ear infections and general malaise.

It’s been a LONG week.

So since we’re not going anywhere, there’s no time like the present to start creating some DIY cold remedies for the kids…and at this point, mine could use ALL of them…

Warm Garlic Oil for Ear Infections by eHow Health


Warm Salt Water…Gargle, Gargle from iVillage

Wet Socks Therapy as told to us by Erica

Fresh Air by Hpathy


Can you see the germs floating around her?



Holiday Germs

Erica’s 2012 Recap

Signs It’s Time to Dump Your Doctor

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  5. starr 01/28/2013 at 11:46 pm

    For just cough/noses, I keep a bottle of zarbees on hand at all times. Its rated from 1 year up until adult, and its all natural! Thanks to my mom, I also pop 3 liquid garlic tabs a day, and so far I’ve had the stomach flu once in 22 years – despite only getting 2 flu shots, both while I was pregnant, and both were for the respiratory flu. Garlic is a natural antibiotic – and if you get the right kind, its odorless/tasteless (even if you bite the capsule). Good for preventing cold, flu, infection, and even fleas if you feed it to your dogs 🙂

  6. Laila 01/04/2013 at 6:43 am

    try thyme tea infusion for coughs…its a natural anti-expectorant and antispectic (its what they make vicks rub and cough drops from..”thymol”). Steep some dried thyme leaves in hot water for 5 minutes; add honey; drink 3 times a day!

    Another remedy (for sinuses): hot peppers (cook them with your food or make a bowl of chilli)! will clear those sinuses right up!

  7. Debra Ferrie 01/04/2013 at 5:34 am

    yes! we use warm salt water, honey, garlic( in chicken soup), lots of sleep and elderberry.