toddler sore throats

Kristie - posted on 05/30/2012 ( 25 moms have responded )

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My son has bad allergies, which makes him have sore throats any ideas for things for him to drink? Thanks ladies!

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Elfrieda - posted on 05/30/2012

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When my son was sick and also had a sore throat, I gave him warm water with honey and lemon juice mixed in, and I also did chicken broth in a sippy cup.

Joni - posted on 06/12/2012

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Not sure how old your toddler is but when my 4 year old has a sore throat I have him gargle with warm salt water. I have also bought him an all natural tea just for sore throat you can get it at walmart in the tea isle. Hope this helps best wishes!

User - posted on 06/19/2012

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Smoothies are cold and easy to swallow. Also, a tip I learned a long time ago as a kid with allergies - gargle with salt water every night before you go to bed. It cleans out the gunk in your throat and creates an environment that bad bacteria can't tolerate.

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Alana - posted on 06/27/2012

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fresh squeezed so you can control the sugar content!
herbal teas like mint are good kids like it with milk and sugar.

Briar - posted on 06/26/2012

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Local honey. Sounds funny, but local honey (from a local farm as close to where you live) will have pollen and other allergens built in. If you create a regimen of a small spoonful of honey per day, (you can mix with tea/drinks/on top of toast/etc.) you will help your son create a tolerance to most of the allergens in the air that cause his sore throats. Not only will it help him build his immunity, but it soothes the throat while going down. My stepson will be 3 next month, when he gets a sore throat or cough I make tea, put honey in it and then ice cubes. It makes a sweet drink and helps coat his throat. (He loves that he gets chilled tea, since hot things are not that great for little kids). Best of Luck!

Carolyn - posted on 06/26/2012

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Warm apple juice- store brand, don't water it down, cheaper (sweeter!) the better and can also help with coughing.
Some moms do tea, but I don't like cafine (sp?) and if you want you could try just hot water with lemon and honey

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Megan - posted on 06/18/2012

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honey and lemon - in organic throat coat tea for kids. wonderful mix. or just in warm water. often.

Mary - posted on 06/16/2012

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You might try feeding your some some local honey a tablespoon a day at least but more if you like this is suppose to help him overcome some of his allergies. Tried it with my sons and it does seem to help. This helps because the local grow honey is being made with the the local plant pollen.

Heather - posted on 06/12/2012

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Yes Singular I almost forgot! It is wonderful for chronic sinus. I remember now the difference in my oldest son who suffered so bad, it made a world of difference. Then when my younger came to that point it was used more often.
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Theresa - posted on 06/12/2012

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Depending on what the allergy is that's causing the drainage, sometimes just avoiding the irritant will help. We put my daughter on Claritin chewables and her pediatrician also added Singulair chewables. They have made the difference between my happy princess and her evil snotty (literally!!) twin!

Rose-Evelyn - posted on 06/06/2012

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Honey in some herbal tea that is caffeine free. If he is too young for honey use just the tea, run a humidifier at night, and some little remedies baby chest rub.

Sheri - posted on 06/06/2012

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I have pollen allergies and am allergic to most flowers and i use a naturopath recommended allergy mediine called pollinsan by a.vogel and it workes good and can be given to children. My daughter has a prescription or aerious too and its non drowsy. Honey works for sore throats and so does lemon zinger tea by yurba mate. Also, popsicles or freezies work too

Sheri - posted on 06/06/2012

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I have pollen allergies and am allergic to most flowers and i use a naturopath recommended allergy mediine called pollinsan by a.vogel and it workes good and can be given to children. My daughter has a prescription or aerious too and its non drowsy. Honey works for sore throats and so does lemon zinger tea by yurba mate. Also, popsicles or freezies work too

Heather - posted on 06/06/2012

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My boys both had and still have allergies, they are older now 17 and 11! I use honey a lot, just a spoonful of honey! Benedryl does clear things up but but makes you child really sleeping(and my ENT is very against it unless of course you really need it for a reaction).
The reason my boys had the sore throat was b/c they couldn't breathe out of there nose thus there throat would get dry from breathing through their mouth! So fixing their nose in some cases might fix there throat. We use Reactine faithfully, we use Nellie Pot (what a wonderful tool if your child will do it), if not Saline nose spray, and if things flare to a cold we use Nasonex, with the saline rinse as well. The other thing we do is use a cool mist machine or if the weather is cool crack the Window for fresh air.
Most things mentioned above like the lemon tea, ice cream, etc do work to sooth the throat but doesn't fix the problems. Also I do agree that dairy products are not the best as the do increase the mucus which just adds to the problem! But you and your child will know what they like to drink when they are sick.
I have a sick boy now who likes dairy free hot chocolate and mountain due....its liquid!

Sarah - posted on 06/05/2012

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Just make sure you don't give honey if he's under 1 because of the risk of infant botulism.

Karen - posted on 06/05/2012

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Hi Kristie! I stumbled on a great product that tastes great. Seagate Olive Leaf throat spray, which I've been able to find on Ebay. The stuff actually kills molds/fungus and stops bacteria. Really keeps well and my daughter doesn't complain at all when I give it to her. They also have a nasal spray that does the same thing and it has even helped me stop a cold dead in it's tracks so I never ended up with more than a few sniffles! Give it a try!

Shelly - posted on 06/03/2012

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Ibuprofen/tylenol first. Also try mixing honey with warm jello...after you boil it, let it cool down enough to be able to drink. The mixture coats and soothes my daughters throat if ibuprofen doesnt work first! Good luck!

Medic - posted on 05/30/2012

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Green tea with honey and lemon......I don't know that it actually does any good but I think it feels good and so does my son....my daughter on the other hand is a smoothie girl.

Michelle - posted on 05/30/2012

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Stay away from all milk products as they are a phlem producer and will cause him to get a worse sore throat. My daughter has allergies as well she is now 3 we have given her benedryl to help alleviate the symptoms since she was a year old so maybe try something like that to help him out.

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