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Any home made remedies for cough for a 6 month old baby?

Any home made remedies for cough for a 6 month old baby?

Steamy shower: The coughs in infants are very difficult to deal with. There are not any medicine over the counter recommended for under 2 years. Sometimes steaming up the shower stall and having your baby breath the warm mist is helpful. A humidifier or vaporizer may help also particularly in the winter. But i would see your pediatrician to see if its only a cold or some other cause. ...Read more

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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

When the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


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Is zarbees all natural cold remedy safe for my two- year old don?

Probably but...: The only proven ingredient is the honey which has been demonstrated in some research studies to help alleviate the cough.The other ingredients have not yet been shown to work.Not reviewed by any legitimate sources for safety or efficacy.Probably safe, but honey can be bought at less expense. ...Read more

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Can you suggest some herbal or home remedies for a recurring cough for my 3 yr old child?

Can you suggest some herbal or home remedies for a recurring cough for my 3 yr old child?

Why is he coughing: The fact that he has a recurrent cough is somewhat bothersome. The best medicine is always finding the cause. If your child just has a plain cold with a cough, there are some cough medicines that are a bit more "natural" if you will. Youay want to try zarbee's all natural cough syrup. Be aware it is not recommended for kids under a year old. ...Read more

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What are the herbal remedies for cold I can give to a five year old child.?

What are the herbal remedies for cold I can give to a five year old child.?

Honey, saline...: Dark honey has been shown to help many children with cold symptoms. Honey should be given to children over 12 mo of age. Also, saline (made at home with non-iodized salt and water) or purchased as a nasal spray is very effective for nasal congestion. Also good-old vapor rub has been shown to be effective to improve cold symptoms and sleep at night in children over age 2. ...Read more

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What are some natural safe remedies for a 6 month old with tonsilitis?

What are some natural safe remedies for a 6 month old with tonsilitis?

Mostly Placebo: Put the money in his college fund instead. If you want to spend money on something that will really help his pain, spring for some Motrin, and give him a 10 mg/kg dose every 8 hours as he needs until he's feeling better. Poor baby! He will be better soon! ...Read more

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Oare there any home remedies for diarrhea for a 2 month old?

Oare there any home remedies for diarrhea for a 2 month old?

NO: If your baby is having more than 5 stools a day, not making wet diapers or difficulty with feeding or vomiting, please take him/her to the doctor. Young infants are especially vulnerable for dehydration. Please do not use any home remedies or over the counter medications. ...Read more

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Do you know any good remedies for constipation in a two year old child?

Do you know any good remedies for constipation in a two year old child?

Miralax (polyethylene glycol): Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is an excellent and safe treatment for children. 1/2 cap full of the powder added to water or juice every day will get his/her bowels back on track. He or she should have one soft bm daily. Soft like oatmeal is preferable to formed stool. ...Read more

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Which natural remedies will work for my 8 year old with asthma?

Which natural remedies will work for my 8 year old with asthma?

None: There are no natural remedies for asthma. Don't jeopardize your son's health and well-being and your money trying natural remedies. See your son's doctor or better yet an allergist for evaluation and treatment with safe and effective medications for asthma and allergies. ...Read more

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Can you name some natural remedies for warts on a two year old?

Can you name some natural remedies for warts on a two year old?

Thuja occidentalis: In the 19th century thuja was in common use as an externally applied tincture or ointment for the treatment of warts, ringworm and thrush. "an injection of the tincture into venereal warts is said to cause them to disappear." you can get thuja solution or pills (dissolved under the tongue) at many vitamin stores and at whole foods. ...Read more

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Home remedy for constipation in an 8 month old baby?

Home remedy for constipation in an 8 month old baby?

Diet modification: Reduce milk and milk products and increase fiber in diet such as fruits vegetables, and complex cereals. ...Read more

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What home remedies can I make for a 2 month old with flu/cold ?

What home remedies can I make for a 2 month old with flu/cold
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Nasal saline drops: Nasal saline drops are the best remedy. Mix 1/4 tsp non-iodized or kosher salt, 1/8 tsp baking soda, and one cup of warm water (same as body temperature). Stir to dissolve the salt and baking soda completely. Fill a clean, sanitized bulb syringe with a small amount of the solution and put a few drops in each nostril. The leftover solution can be stored for up to 24 hr in a clean container. ...Read more

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What is best ADHD medication for a 38 year old female?

What is best ADHD medication for a 38 year old female?

Many options: There are two class stimulant and non stimulant. There are diffrent meds depending on the severity of your disorder and other comorbidities your doctor can decide which one is right for you after futher evaluation. ...Read more

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Hi,i have a problem my menstruation very slow it takes a time for only two days, what remedies herbal to take , thank you?

Hi,i have  a problem my menstruation very slow it takes a time for only two days, what remedies herbal to take , thank you?

Normal: It is very normal to have short light periods as long as they are regular. Many women are taking medicines just to get this type of period. Regular periods are more important as far as fertility goes than heavy periods. Phytoestrogens such as soy products sometimes will make them heavier. ...Read more

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Can you tell me natural safe remedies for a 6 month old with tonsilitis?

Can you tell me natural safe remedies for a 6 month old with tonsilitis?

Most self heal: Infants at this age are prone to many viral infections & most enter through the mouth. Tonsils tend to enlarge with any new infection and most will self heal over a week or two.Proper fluid intake and nutrition that sustains energy will generally do the trick.No special therapies are needed for most.Persistence of fever in excess of 102 for more than 2 days deserves a visit to rule out other stuff ...Read more

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Best remedy for toenail fungus for my 92 year old mom?

Best remedy for toenail fungus for my 92 year old mom?

Podiatry: Complete eradication of a fungal infection of the toenail generally involves removal of the nail and a prolonged course of oral antifungal meds that are very toxic to the liver. Seeing a podiatrist to keep the nial short and clean is often enough to prevent any comnplications related to onychomycosis(toe nail fungus). ...Read more

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What is a good supplement to take for weight loss for a 42 year old female with hypothyroidism?

What is a good supplement to take for weight loss for a 42 year old female with hypothyroidism?

Few: Consider only 2: Despite decades of work, hunger & wt control too complex. Lot of junk, including widespread food advice, has promoted obesity. Look up & study nusi.Org + videos: “how the government makes you fat”, stossel: “debunking food myths”, “sugar: the bitter truth”, “the skinny on obesity”, etc. Victoza+/-symlin, titrated by user, very safe & ? apatite & wt, fda approved for diabetes mellitus. Tx thyroid. ...Read more

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Is 5-10mg of melatonin safe for my 15 year old daughter to take on school nights for sleep?

Is 5-10mg of melatonin safe for my 15 year old daughter to take on school nights for sleep?

1-2 mg: The correct dose of melatonin is 1-2 mg, taken around 9 pm - which is when natural melatonin starts to rise. Start with the lowest dose. For some people the 3 mg dose can actually increase insomnia. Good sleep hygiene helps sleep - dark cool bedroom, no computers or tv after 9pm or so, no late exercise, for instance. ...Read more

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