Every mother is a born doctor as even the healthiest of kids will fall ill sometimes. While it’s best to take your kids to the hospital when they fall ill, there are some sicknesses that are mild and can be treated with over-the-counter drugs or natural herbs.
Having a first-hand knowledge of these natural remedies will always come in handy, especially in cases of emergencies or when there are no doctors close by.
Here are Some Natural Treatments for Some Common Illnesses You Should Know
Make some chicken soup with as much onion or garlic as the child can stand. Chicken soup is a great remedy against cold as it’s anti-microbial which is what you need.
Give the child a cup of hot tea with a little ginger. This will help decongest the chest to bring relief.
You can also give lots of foods known for fighting the cold infection such as carrots, turmeric, garlic, dark leafy greens,banana, yoghurt, wild salmon, and spicy foods.
Brew some ginger tea by putting half a teaspoon of ground or grated ginger in boiling water. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes and then sieve. Add a little honey and let your child drink this until he gets relief from the sore throat.
Put half a teaspoon of table salt, and one of Listerine into half a glass of warm water and let her gaggle with this every 2-3 hours.
Alternatively, one teaspoon of lemon juice in a cup of warm water and let her take this every 2- 3 hours.
Let your child drink a glass of water for hiccups as this is one if the best and fastest remedies for it.
Alternatively, you can give a teaspoon of sugar and let him suck on it slowly until it dissolves in his mouth.
Burns should be treated at home only if you have certified the wound to be a superficial one. That being said, here are some fast remedies to treat your child’s burn wound:
Place the burn wound under a running tap and allow the water run for a while. Next, smear a film of aloe vera gel over it. Aloe vera has anti-inflammatory properties and will bring instant relief from the pain. It also has healing properties to heal the wound in no time.
Alternatively, you can apply a mixture of lavender and frankincense essential oils. Not only will these heal the burn wound, the frankincense essential oil also ensures the wound doesn’t scar.
First of, keep the child hydrated as they lose a lot of liquid from the frequent stooling.
Next, change their diet to something their stomach can handle at this time. A good example of such foods will be the BRAT diet which consists if foods like toast, banana, applesauce, and brown rice.