Hi What's a natural remedy to help children with chest colds to get over them

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Yolanda - posted on 03/31/2013

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You're right Angela, but there may be another mother out there who's dealing with a problem today :-) . Also we're assuming ( natural ) basically means not running for another round of antibiotics.
That said, you and I both commented so we must have been reading this recently. :-) :-)
They can always quit taking comments. :-)

Angela - posted on 03/31/2013

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OK, the original post is from April 2009 - nearly 4 years ago! I'm sur Andy Don's kids have gotten over their chest colds by now.

Also, for everyone that's quoting a proprietary product, remember Andy Don is asking for a NATURAL remedy!

Yolanda - posted on 03/31/2013

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We use unkers salve on the bottom of the feet and also on the chest. It's great stuff kind of like Vicks. Also I know of friends who say an onion plaster on the chest is the best. I've never actually tried it. Sounds super messy but if I were desperate I'd check that out.

Karen - posted on 05/23/2009

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If you have an oil warmer, and can find it, eucalyptus oil is great for helping them sleep! Make sure it's made for the warmer though. Vicks & Pediasure also make plug ins that have cartridges that release the same vapors. They don't get too warm either (I've forgotten them the next morning in the rush to get out the door, and they've stayed plugged in, and barely warm to the touch when I got home...praise God). I put the vapor rub on their chests & backs, usually with a snug fitting pj shirt to keep it off the bedclothes, then a warm washcloth the next morning to get the smell off, and to loosen it up before they run off for the day.

God Bless, hope it helps!

Andy - posted on 04/16/2009

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Thanks for your help, The other night I just had the thought 'put vicks on her feet and put socks on her. Thought I'd try it once she seemed ok, but didn;'t try it again, so seeing you've suggested it i'll try it again. I haven't got a humidifier might see if I can get one.
Thanks again

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Quoting Mary:
This works!!!  It calms the cough for the night so they can sleep.
Hi I know it sounds crazy but i swear by it.....rub vicks vaport rub on the bottom of the childs feet and cover them with socks at night...they will sleep better and the cough will go down alot...it helps them get through it a bit easier...:P


 

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We all need to cough that crap out of our lungs. The best way I know of is to put the little one in a nice steamy bath, and try to loosen up the mucus. herbalhealer.com is a wonderful website to order natural remedies. Dr. Mariah McCain is a wonderful healer, and I trust her to sell quality products. Especially ones she recommends for my little one. Check out her web site.

Ellen - posted on 04/16/2009

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Quoting Mary:

Hi I know it sounds crazy but i swear by it.....rub vicks vaport rub on the bottom of the childs feet and cover them with socks at night...they will sleep better and the cough will go down alot...it helps them get through it a bit easier...:P



We do the same thing... Vicks is the wonder drug.  Also, if you have a nebulizer, just add plain water - breathing in the moisture has always helped my son start to clear out the chest mucus.

Mary - posted on 04/16/2009

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Hi I know it sounds crazy but i swear by it.....rub vicks vaport rub on the bottom of the childs feet and cover them with socks at night...they will sleep better and the cough will go down alot...it helps them get through it a bit easier...:P

Meghan - posted on 04/16/2009

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A humidifier, or you can turn on the hot water shower in the bathroom and let it steam up the room and take her/him in the room and it will help break up the mucus that might be in her throat and anything else. We own a humidifier and it helps my 2 month and 2 1/2 year old a lot, and we have taken them in the bathroom when we needed extra help..

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