Leanne - posted on 02/13/2010 ( 16 moms have responded )
I know all the ways to combat a cold or flu with todays medication and going to the doctor.. But what I want to know is how to get rid of my son's runny nose and nasty sounding cough without all that nonsense.
His cough Sounds bad, but he doesn't cough very often.. Maybe once or twice in a hour and he doesn't cough for long before he continues on playing. His appetite is fine and I can't seem to find anything else wrong. So just a little bit of a cold.
We have a humidifier, so I know I can use that to help a bit (however, it's really old and im skeptical about how well it actually works.. besides, I believe it is just a cold one)... And I know for adult lemon tea with honey works, but I also know that honey is not good for babies... So I don't want to give that to him, and want to hold off for as long as possible (he is a year old next month though)..
Are there any herbs that I could steep for him to help? Or maybe some vegetable I should put into his diet more? Thanks!
I am a little pissed though. We live in the same house as my boyfriend's mom, his sister and his sister's baby.. His sister's kid seems to always be getting sick.. I don't know.. He has been ill for a while now, even has a fever. I'm pretty sure all the times my son has gotten sick was because of him.. It's so irritating, and I hate letting them play together because I don't want my son to get sick.. However, I know it isn't fare to not let them play.. But it just irks me and they just kind of shrug it off like it's normal to let the whole house get sick.. (Don't think she is a bad mum though, they do try to get him better with meds and hot baths and stuff.. but he is always seeming to get sick still)
Sorry, just a little bit of a rant on top of my question.. Feel free to ignore it if you wish. :)