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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
Yes, if...: ...The herb id safe, such as chamomile or rosehips. Many aren't, especially ones in "weight control" teas. ...Read more
My 5 year old child has 7 mm kidney stones. what is the treatment for this. any medicine to break down the stone? can it pass naturally
My 5 year old child has 7 mm kidney stones. Is it big?. any medicine to break down the stone? can it pass naturally.what is the treatment
7mm stone: It is unusual for a 5 year old to have kidney stones. If the stone is positioned in a safe place, where it is not causing pain or blockage watching it may be the best option. A 7 mm stone would be impossible to pass. He should be seen by a Pediatric nephrologist and urologist. All the best. ...Read more
Is liquid melatonin safe for a two year old autistic child who has problems going to sleep? I want to use an herbal treatment, this was recommended by a pediatrician, but have read articles stating not to do so....
Melatonin: Liquid melatonin is safe for kids and a great idea for kids with sleep onset problems (kids who cannot fall asleep). Dose can be anywhere from 3-10mg. Some kids need it an hour before bed, some kids need it up to three hours before bed. There are also teas with melatonin if your child doesn't like the liquid. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it harmful for five year old to have a low grade temperature for more than two weeks? Treatment is with tylenol (acetaminophen). Has not seen doctor.
Is it safe to give my 5 year old albuterol from breathing treatment machine. It was prescribed to my 11 month old for bronchitis?
Only if doctor says.: If your 5 year old has been diagnosed with asthma previously and is now having the same symptoms, you can give it, but call your pediatricians and let them know you're doing so. If your 5 year old has never had this problem before, it's best to have him/her seen by the pediatrician to get a correct diagnosis and see what the best treatment is for that diagnosis, since it may not be asthma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can I give my 5 year- old for an upset stomach? He has already vomited. Preferably a home remedy. My 5 year- old has been saying his tummy hurts for several hours now, what can I give him that i may have at home?
Gastroenteritis: Sounds like she may have a stomach flu. This is usually caused by a virus. The first days you usually lose your appetite because the intestines really slow down and don't want to work. Sometimes at that point you get vomiting, sometimes just won't eat. The key is to get fluids in and not worry so much about food. Sips of water, flat gingerale or 7-up, very dilute juice, dilute sports drinks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Probably: I have no training in herbs, but i can tell you that hyperactivity is extremely common and is most often due to sugar intake. Stop sugar in all its forms and look at how to initiate a proper diet made up of "god-made" food. There are no short cuts to a proper diet for it is the fuel for which we were designed and the brain of a child requires excellent nutrition. ...Read more
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