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Are There Any Good Herbal Remedies To Help Calm A Crying Child
Wait a Minute--: The real answer is to determine why the child is crying. For example, if they have gas cramps or constipation, there may be natural products that help.It they have an ear infection, there are some pain relief strategies. Crying from a tantrum may need to be ignored. Find the cause is the best way to find the cure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Nothing Proven: Although there is ongoing research, so far nothing has been proven to help this problem do not believe unsubstatiated claims or advertising. If these things were so successful, don't you think all trained pediatricians would recommend them. Also , very few of these herbal products have any safety trials. Buyer beware! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
No: There are not proven non-medical remedies (such as homeopathic products, herbal products, foods, or drinks) that are effective for social anxiety in a child. Parents should not feed a child foods that cause symptoms which might increase his anxiety (giving a lactose-intolerant child cheese early during a party can cause stomach aches and gassiness later in the party). Good treatment is behavioral. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What could help to ease constipation quickly with out any harsh drugs? Are there any teas known to help?
PEG3360: Probably the best choice for relatively quick relief with an extremely small chance of side effects is the tasteless and odorless stool softener polyethylene glycol 3360 (common brand name miralax, but lots of other choices). Mix a heaping tablespoon in at least 8 oz of fluid once or twice a day to produce soft stools. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: You can't build confidence with medicines, herbs, or remedies. It just doesn't work that way. The way to build confidence is by providing gentle support while helping your child to succeed in a variety of situations and settings. Don't push too hard, just help her to build slowly, one step at a time, and help her through the occasional failure and setback. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Avoid toxic foods: Avoid sugars, fried foods, vegatable oils like canola & soy, meats that are cured wth nitrates & nitrites, aspartame, splenda, partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, maragarine, soy based products, sweetened beverages like juice & soda, microwaved foods, artificial colors & flavors. All of these products cause damage to the cells, tissues & organs in your body contributing to various diseases. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Salt water: The best and safest remedy is saline, or salt water. Nasal saline or sinus rinses work in two ways. First, they rinse out the virus particles out of your nose so you can clear the infection faster. They also pull the fluid out of your swollen nasal tissues in a process called osmosis. I also recommend Pseudoephedrine and antihistamines to my patients; check with your doctor for specifics. ...Read more
Besides teas what other foods can help me rid of this cold quicker. Any suggestions for home remedies?
Home remedies: Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a netti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more
No: The "terrible twos, " which often last from about 18mos to about 3 and a half years, are a normal, necessary, and challenging time. This might be the single time of his life when he grows, changes, and learns the most and the fastest. It can be extremely challenging, but extremely fun. I don't recommend controlling that boundless energy; instead, i recommend supervising and directing it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Exercises: 1. Regular aerobic exercise can allow people to recover more quickly from bouts of acute anxiety. 2. Meditation ("the relaxation response") decreases the stress hormone in your blood, decreases blood pressure, and helps to ease anxiety. 3. Eliminating irrational or dysfunctional beliefs/fears that cause anxiety (get a book on cognitive behavior therapy for anxiety). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cold remedies: Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a netti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more
Are there safe over-the-counter medications that I can give a child to help his bacterial infection?
What are some natural or home remedies you have used on your own children to help solve sleep issues?
Patience is perfect: Teaching your child to sleep does not happen overnight. Like all other developmental skills, some pick it up quick and some need a lot of practice. Start at an early age - encourage infant to learn "self-soothing". Then have a bedtime routine that you are consistent with, but don't put your child in bed asleep. They need to learn to fall asleep in their own bed environment. Be patient. ...Read more
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