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Old 04-18-2007, 10:15 AM   #1
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I just wondered if there were anything more I could do. During the night, and at nap time there is a humidifier w/lavender in it in DD's room. I also am rubbing her chest and under her nose w/NE's vapor rub + she's taking pulsatilla throughout the day for her snotty nose. Is there more I could do? TIA!

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If the weather would just decide if it wants to be hot or cold - it would help everyone w/this junk
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Tea with honey (either chamomille or ecinacea) can sometimes help.

http://www.truestarhealth.com/Notes/2216005.html

what kind of cough?
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Re: natural remedies for an awful cough?

Sounds like your doing a good job. Here's some more ideas:
Eucalyptes oil, gargling salt water, lemon water with honey (and cayenne if possible), raw garlic and onions, steamy showers with doors and windows closed, vitamin C, black cherry cough syrup like Expectorant, and herbal teas: thyme, fenugreek, licorice root, echinacea, elderberry.

Herbs For Kids makes this nice elderberry/vitamin C tincture for coughs that works well with my ds. Also, a spoonful of honey with lemon and cayenne on it helps a lot. Massaging is really helpful, too, because sometimes the lymph nodes need some help moving out all the bad guys. Massage the throat, shoulders, and arms as well, as they are related to the lungs.

I hope that helps! Get well soon!
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Re: natural remedies for an awful cough?

I have a Hyland's cough med in my store that works great on both our boys.

http://www.cottonmamma.com/store/WsD...mbs=No&Thumbs=
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I have a Hyland's cough med in my store that works great on both our boys.

http://www.cottonmamma.com/store/WsD...mbs=No&Thumbs=
Does this work well for a dry cough? DD has been coughing a lot at night, and it's dry. DH & I have been waking up w/ dry throats and chests lately.
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Does this work well for a dry cough? DD has been coughing a lot at night, and it's dry. DH & I have been waking up w/ dry throats and chests lately.
Have you tried a humidifier? Sounds like your air is too dry.
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