Charlene - posted on 10/10/2010 ( 13 moms have responded )
Okay, so Gracie woke up last week with a runny nose.. not a big deal. But as the week progressed, she became more and more congested and now she has a wicked cough with it and at times, a slight fever.
Our doctor is not available until Tuesday, due to the holiday, but since I think it's probably a cold, he probably won't have much to offer.
Anyway, I was in Shopper's tonight and asked the pharmacist for ideas on what to do to help her, since cough syrup is a no-no for children under six. (Gracie is 14mos.) She suggested Homeocan Cold and Cough. It's a homeopathic remedy that states it is safe for ages 0-9 and she said a lot of people swear by, herself included. When I got home with it, I realized that it had only been less than 3 hours since I gave Gracie some tylenol, so I tried calling to see if it was still okay to give her the new stuff. Of course, I couldn't get a hold of the pharmacist at the same location, so I called the other one in our city and I got completely conflicting information. I asked her about it and she said that they couldn't find it on the shelf and since she didn't know what it was, she had to assume it was cough syrup and said that she couldn't recommend it. She then suggested Tylenol, vicks and a humidifier, all of which I have been doing... to no avail.
I guess what I am wondering is if anyone has used this or knows anything about it. I am not a good 'googler' and all I could find were sites with ads for the stuff, so obviously they were going to say good things about it. :P
Also, does anyone have any suggestions on how to ease her cough? I know this probably sounds like a stupid question, but this is the first time she's ever been sick so I've never had to deal with it before and I trust you ladies the most!
Thanks for reading my ramblings.. .