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Are there any good herbal remedies to help calm a crying child?

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 more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Are there any good herbal remedies to help calm down my very aggressive autistic son?

Are there any good herbal remedies to help calm down my very aggressive autistic son?

No: For patients with aggressive symptoms as part of their autism there are no herbal medications that have been shown to be of any value. Certain drugs like Risperdal or Clonidine have been shown to be of value. ...Read more

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Are there any good natural remedies to help with sleep walking?

Are there any good natural remedies to help with sleep walking?

Why?: Since sleep walking is generally harmless-no one has any fatigue issues or accidents, why do anything.Think of it as a natural way to burn off excess stress. ...Read more

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Are there any good herbs or natural supplements that can help a child with adhd?

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 more

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Are there any natural home remedies for a child with social anxiety?

Are there any natural home remedies for a child with social anxiety?

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 more

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What could help to ease constipation quickly with out any harsh drugs? Are there any teas known to help?

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 more

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Are there any good home remedies for a shy child to feel more confident?

Are there any good home remedies for a shy child to feel more confident?

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 more

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Are there any natural ways to provide pain relief for a two-month-old child?

Are there any natural ways to provide pain relief for a two-month-old child?

Depends: Depends upon the problem. More information is needed.For example, aformula intolerence causing stomachaches may respond simply to a formula change. ...Read more

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Do you know any natural holistic treatments that are proven to help a child that has eczema?

Do you know any natural holistic treatments that are proven to help a child that has eczema?

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 more

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Are there any good herbal medicines to help with depression?

Are there any good herbal medicines to help with depression?

Not really: St johns has a lot of interaction with medication and surgery and takes a while to get out of system. Aerobic exercise and avoiding processed foods and poorly balanced diet are of great benefit. ...Read more

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How to deal with a cold while pregnant? Any natural remedies or medicines that are safe?

How to deal with a cold while pregnant? Any natural remedies or medicines that are safe?

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

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Besides teas what other foods can help me rid of this cold quicker. Any suggestions for home remedies?

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

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Is there any natural remedy or herb that will help calm a child down during the terrible twos?

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 more

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What are natural home remedies to cute or at least ease anxiety without being sleepy.

What are natural home remedies to cute or at least ease anxiety without being sleepy.

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 more

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What other foods can help me rid of this cold quicker. Any suggestions for home remedies?

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

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Are there any natural remedies to help with hie recovery?

Are there any natural remedies to help with hie recovery?

Yes: One natural remedy is hypothermia therapy, which involves total body cooling to 33.5 degree centrigrade for 72 hrs. The therapy must begin by 6 hours of age and be done at a level 3 nicu. ...Read more

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Are there safe over-the-counter medications that I can give a child to help his bacterial infection?

Are there safe over-the-counter medications that I can give a child to help his bacterial infection?

Prescription only: Medications to treat bacterial infections are only available by prescription. See your pediatrician or family doctor to confirm this is a bacterial infection and to give you the treatment options. ...Read more

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What are some natural or home remedies you have used on your own children to help solve sleep issues?

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

Dr. Alan Mease
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Crying (Definition)

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