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What is your non-medicine remedy for a cough for a nine year old?

Posted by on Feb. 3, 2013 at 11:17 AM
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For both day and night?
My DD just got over the flu, but has a cough that stays with you. What do you do to ease your child's cough?
I've done honey, also, honey lemon and warm water, tea, water, & juice.
by on Feb. 3, 2013 at 11:17 AM
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Lorena
by Bronze Member on Feb. 3, 2013 at 11:51 AM
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I do a warm homemade tea of water, honey, lemon, and cinnamon.
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daughteroftruth
by on Feb. 3, 2013 at 11:52 AM
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Steamy showers, hot lemon water with honey, cough drops, vapor rub, humidifiers.   

momto3infl
by Silver Member on Feb. 3, 2013 at 12:29 PM

 I just use cough meds sorry no help.

steelcrazy
by Emerald Member on Feb. 3, 2013 at 12:33 PM

Vaporizer and/or Vicks Vapo rub on the chest at bed time.

PinkParadox
by on Feb. 3, 2013 at 12:34 PM
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Vicks on bottom of feet, with socks. Sounds crazy, works great.
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mommaFruFru
by Gold Member on Feb. 3, 2013 at 12:50 PM
Mint tea with honey
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AmyBe
by on Feb. 3, 2013 at 12:51 PM
Its okay, I like to use both meds and others.
corrinacs
by on Feb. 3, 2013 at 12:53 PM

The same thing that's out there for a toddler :).

Humidifier in his room at night to help stop coughing.  Encourage him to blow his nose often, the faster that mess comes out the better.  If the coughing does get really bad, Vick's on chest and sock-covered feet works well.

Tea is also really good, as is chicken soup (can even be chicken broth).  Tea with honey is great, but some kids don't like the taste (its quite strong).  Tea with echinacea is specifically formunlated to help with  breathing :).

Good luck!

AmyBe
by on Feb. 3, 2013 at 12:54 PM
All sounds great. I will try these.
midjet117
by on Feb. 3, 2013 at 1:26 PM
Have him blow his nose. That normally works for me
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