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Posted by on Aug. 13, 2012 at 9:55 PM
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What do you do for your kids when they get a cold?
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auntangelofsix
by Angel on Aug. 13, 2012 at 10:25 PM
Put them on couch meds.
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Mipsy
by Bronze Member on Aug. 13, 2012 at 11:44 PM
Well it depends on what he has going on but we try not to do much (unless he needs like breathing treatments etc) but never cold meds and rarely Motrin or Tylenol. It just masks and prolongs the virus.
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MELRN
by on Aug. 14, 2012 at 12:34 AM

increased oral fluids  rest at home no outtings  cool mist humidity all day long except2x a day  sit in the bathroom during (mine or DH)  shower so they get the 15 minutes of steam  but then I quickly return them to cool mist


I use buckwheat honey for sore throats,  tylenol for fevers (over 101.0 rectally)  and antibiotics only if we are fevering for more then 72 hours (day 4 we go to the doctor)

frndlyfn
by on Aug. 14, 2012 at 2:47 AM

We keep up the fluids and use a vaporizer if we need it.  She will not take meds nor do i force cold meds on her.

jessicasmom1
by on Aug. 14, 2012 at 2:09 PM

soup, koolaide or jello water 

Vertical15
by on Aug. 14, 2012 at 2:09 PM

It really depends on their symptoms.  Usually jsut ty to keep them hydrated.  You just have to let it run its course.

jessicasmom1
by on Aug. 14, 2012 at 2:14 PM

I keep her hydrated 

karamille
by on Aug. 14, 2012 at 7:38 PM

Start up our asthma meds at the first sneeze.  Vitamin C, Zinc, and mucinex.  We go to the dr day 4 if they are still running a fever.  Even though my kids have asthma, we have never had to go to the ER (knock on wood).  We have always been able to handle it since we are proactive when an illness starts. 

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TigerofMu
by Sonja on Aug. 14, 2012 at 7:49 PM

Lots of water, tea, honey, rest.

new_mom808
by Andrea on Aug. 14, 2012 at 10:19 PM

 Lots of snuggles.
Tylenol at night if the fever is keeping him up.
Cool mist humidifier.
honey and lemon juice and an eleveated pillow for coughs.

If we catch it early, or have forewarding, we start on Elderberry syrup right away.

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