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Home Remedies For Appetite Slump In Toddlers
Relief, not cure: Most pink eye in childhood and infancy is due to viral conjunctivitis. You can relieve the symptoms with warm soaks and bland eyedrops to clear out secretions. Sometimes there is bacterial infection - look for swelling, pus, crusting. If these are present see your ophthalmologist. Home remedies can relieve symptoms but not cure the problem. ...Read more
Congested chest&sticky phlegm in throat, best home remedies to bring quick relief? For adults? For children?
Lots of fluids!: Extra fluids may help. Make your own cough medicine by using 1 part tea, 1part honey, and l part lemon juice. An "expectorant" is an over-the-counter medication which may help to liquify mucous secretions and make them easier to cough up. Don't give honey to babies under one year old. And it goes without saying that a non-smoking environment will be helpful to everyone. Good luck. Lgromkomd. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Clear passages: Remedies should aim to help clear mucus. Humidified air to breathe at night, saline nasal washes, a steamy bathroom, and good nose blowing will all help. Avoid otc cold remedies - they can just cause over-drying of the inside of the nose and throat, and irritability. ...Read more
Are there any home remedies for teens that have constant anxiety? My friend's parents neglect her and barely feed her sometimes.
Teens need: Both emotional and physical support from their parents. If they are being neglected they need help from other adults. They can talk to the school psychologist or guidance counselor about what is happening at home. They will help them get the assistance they need from dcf (dept. Of children's services). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Buckwheat honey: Buckwheat honey has been shown to decrease cough significantly, more than dextromethorphan, which is the active ingredient in all over the counter cough medicines. In my experience, raw honey can be helpful too. Generic supermarket honey (bear jar etc) is worthless. If, however, the problem is asthma, honey won't help. In that case, see your doctor. ...Read more
Options: Always talk to your pediatrician before starting an herbal or new medication. Chamomille drops can be very helpful for getting little ones to nod off. Just be aware that there are some children who have paradox reactions who actually become more awake. A soothing bath with lavender can be a good quieting night time routine. My children still like soft & gentle lullabyes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: If you are a normal, sexually-mature male and do not masturbate or have a partner, you will have wet dreams. One of the cults teaches that these are unhealthy. This is a lie intended to frighten teenagers. I personally know one pastor who left the cult rather than teach this. Being a man is difficult enough without having this frightening and false put into your head. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Absolutely Not: Untreated strep throat in rare cases can cause serious complications. These include rheumatic heart disease which generally is permanent damage. There is a window of a week or so where treatment with appropriate antibiotics will prevent this problem. See your doctor for proper diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many: Teas made with chamomile, lemon grass, lavender and other herbs can be quite soothing and safe to use. For small children i've used tincture of chamomile which you give with a dropper. There are homeopathic sleep aids made by boiron and hylands that are safe and helpful. All of these are available at a variety of health food stores and on line. And don't forget warm milk; not an old wive's tale. ...Read more
5 live births from age 16-30. Age34 now&trying for 2yrs to get preggers. Besides a pillow under my hips are there any other home tricks that may help?
Can you please tell me about effective home remedies for reducing a 101.2 temperature in a 2 year old?
Best to run course: 101.2 isn't very high. Fever is a key aspect of how we fight infections-microbes don't survive at high temperature & our white blood cells work better.Drugs to reduce fever may help one feel better but prolong infections! i advise not treating fever unless someone is miserable or it reaches 105. My favorite treatment is homeopathy- see http://www.Mirandacastro.Com/articles/fever_in_children.Html. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Are there any type of over-the-counter remedies for getting an autistic child to go to sleep at night?
Can healthy 17 and 15 yr olds take scopolamine or is there a better med for seasickness that won't put them to sleep? Will be in very stormy seas.
Drowsy drowsy: There are several medications which can be used to prevent seasickness, but unfortunately many of them do cause drowsiness, such as promethazine, cyclizine, scopolamine and others. There is a prescription anti-nausea tablet called ondansetron which does not cause as much drowsiness, but isn't necessarily the best for prevention of seasickness. Dramamine works but has more side-effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
14mo boy- pneumonia in both lungs. Preparing to go home from hospital tmrow. I'm nervous about raking him home. Helpful care tips once we are home?
Most treated at home: If a kid is taking fluids well, eating some and capable of taking oral meds he can do well at home. He will need adequate rest when he tires, and simple balanced nutrition for a normal recovery. As long as he wets a diaper every 4-6 hours and appears to be regaining his pre-illness playfulness, his recovery is going well. ...Read more
Nasal Congestion: You are limited at that age. The first step is to use some saline drops and a suction bulb syringe. If this child doesn't tolerate suctioning the nose that way, you can try a little saline spray to moisten the nose and clear it out. You can also use an oral decongestant to open the nose up. ...Read more
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