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Natural or safe remedies..

anyone know of any natural/safe remedies to soothe a 23 month old toddler cough/throat?? all the medicines say for children 2 yrs old and older..i can tell shes so miserable, i just want to help her feel better..thank you!

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MaciesMommy09

Asked by MaciesMommy09 at 9:19 PM on Apr. 25, 2011 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • It would probably be alright to give a dose of cough medicine. Its ONLY 1 month till she's 2 Thats NOT going to matter. Also Tylenol will help with pain.
    vbruno

    Answer by vbruno at 9:21 PM on Apr. 25, 2011

  • Hylands makes an amazing honey based all natural cough suppresent. I got mine at Wal Mart. If dd is 23 months she is probably fine to take the 2 yr. old medicine (double check the weight on the back).

    Or just give her a tsp. of honey. It coats the throat and works wonders. Also, use a steam humidifier in the bedroom at night.
    bloomsr

    Answer by bloomsr at 9:25 PM on Apr. 25, 2011

  • This is temporary relief but dum dum pops helps coat the throat when she sallows and/or Popsicles.
    SMITxsM2

    Answer by SMITxsM2 at 9:25 PM on Apr. 25, 2011

  • sambu. . . made with elderberry works really great!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:27 PM on Apr. 25, 2011

  • thats what i thought, but didnt want to assume..i know that its not all of the sudden the day they turn 2, they can take medicine n all that stuff they say not to do until then...shes my first child, so im still learning..any specific cough medicine you recommend?? Thank you for such an honest answer!
    MaciesMommy09

    Comment by MaciesMommy09 (original poster) at 9:27 PM on Apr. 25, 2011

  • Mix 1 tablespoon honey, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, and one tablespoon concentrated chamomile tea (brew one bag in 1/2 c water for 10 minutes). A couple teaspoons when she's coughing excessively will calm it, and soothe her throat.

    If she is extremely uncomfortable, a low dose of ibuprofen (motrin, advil, etc.) will help far more than tylenol. Ibuprofen is an ant-inflammatory, tylenol is not. If she is running a low grade temp, don't dose for a fever- that is her body's natural response and immune system working properly. Fevers are not dangerous as long as she stays hydrated. Herbals (teas) w/ honey, watered down fruit juices, freezer pops... all good ways to keep her hydrated :)
    ObbyDobbie

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 9:28 PM on Apr. 25, 2011

  • oh..thank you everyone!! im going to get her some medicine..i tried the popsicle and she didnt want anything to do with it..thank you soo much! i feel much better now knowing that im not the only one that thinks giving her a little medicine now probably wont hurt her..i just wanted to see what other moms would say..Thank you all!!!
    MaciesMommy09

    Comment by MaciesMommy09 (original poster) at 9:30 PM on Apr. 25, 2011

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