The two girls are down with a cold today. Gia has a head cold and has been out of school since last week, and Gelli has a bad cough. Both missed school last Thursday and took it easy here in the house, by laying around and taking the time they need to recuperate and rest.
This meant plenty of chicken soup and ice pops were served.I don’t like it when the kids are sick. But one thing I don’t like even more is giving them medicine and prescribing antibiotics when sometimes, all they need to do is give it some time to fight the cold or cough that they have. I’ve always taken the more holistic approach to taking care of the kids when they are sick, and I’m a firm believer that a little bit of TLC and a lot of chicken soup goes a long way towards the healing process.
For a while I was just visiting a Naturopathic doctor for the kids who would offer alternatives to antibiotics. The only problem I had with this line of treatment was the flack that I would get from Nino because he saw a lag time in how quickly the kids would heal. I’ll never forget the time that Miggy had an ear infection and I was opting for the holistic medicine which took so much longer to kick in. Nino got really anxious because Miggy’s fever shot up pretty high and had us both really worried. The next day he wanted to ask for traditional antibiotics and he even made reference to my new found ways of healing our kids “voodoo medicine.”
Of course I knew he was joking. But still.
So when the kids have a fever, I don’t always give them medicine to reduce their fever. In fact, I just make sure to hydrate them with soup and ice pops. I don’t force them to eat. But I do force them to stay hydrated.
Another option for reducing their fever would be a lemon water sponge bath. Usually they feel refreshed right after, and the fever does in fact drop a little. If the kids are achy and sore, I’d sooner prepare an Epsom Salt bath for them to soak in before I would give them a pain reliever. This is the same solution I would force upon my kids if I knew one of them is constipated. Sitting in a warm tub of water is very good for lots of things…
If the kids are stuffy with sipon (lots of mucous) or coughing…I also try not to give them a decongestant right away. Instead, I would opt for a menthol rub that might help clear the sinuses instead.
Euky Bearub is perfect for helping out with these symptoms. It is also good for:
- clears stuff nose
- eases cough
- soothes sore throat
- relieves mucous congestion
- helps your child sleep better
- relieves muscular pains and aches
- soothes pain, swelling and redness of minor insect bites.
With only five active ingredients (Eucalyptus oil, eucalyptol, menthol, camphor, and rosemary oil), it is the perfect holistic alternative for Mommas who want to keep it simple. It’s even safe to use while you are pregnant.
This weekend is the second opportunity that I have been able to use the rub on Gelli and I can definitely see a difference in how it helps. For the past two days Gelli has been coughing at night to the point of hacking. It’s like she’s trying to get some kind of mucous up and because of it she was not able to sleep well. On the second night, I remembered that I had the Euky Bearub and I decided to rub a little bit on both her chest and her back. It was only then that she was able to achieve a more restful sleep. It didn’t completely alleviate the symptoms of coughing, but it certainly helped.
On this particular day, in the picture above, I spent most of the day in the office catching up on a backlog of writing and she sat next to me sniffles and all, like a trooper. I rubbed the Euky Bearub on her back and her chest, and the sniffles were almost all gone. This was the first time I used it on her, so she kind of protested a bit. Initially, I realized that I put a little too much on her because it was even strong enough for me to experience the cooling vapors simply because we were in the same room. So for the next application I didn’t apply it so generously, because I learned that little bit goes a long way.
There is great value in letting the cold run its course…you child builds up the antibodies she needs to fight sickness again.
What do I love about this particular rub?
- It’s all natural.
- It’s been around a while. 40 years to be exact-so it’s dependable.
- It’s NOT greasy.
- It alleviates MORE than ONE cold symptom.
- You can find it easily, in Babyland, Cudsly, and Mamaway PH.
- At P489.75 for a 50gram tube it’s not expensive.
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Peter A. Ressa says
Good healing info!
Thanks Dad. We miss you 🙂
Lorie Nocasa (@iamyhienocasa) says
I am used to apply Aceite Alcanforado to my 3yr old
I believe that its somehow relief the discomfort he’s felling when I’m rubbing it at his back.
then afterwards give the medicine his Pedia prescribed.
Thanks for stopping by Lorie. Yes, I believe it’s a good idea to give the medicine that the doctors prescribe, when the kids cannot get better on their own. Good Luck!
Hi! Whenever my daughter is down with colds or flu I usually give her with lots of liquids preferably calamansi juice or water. I also give her some chicken soup and I rub her feet with vapor rub and wrap it with socks.
Nothing beats the love of a mom. I dedicate most of my time taking care of her because she needs more TLC when she’s under the weather. 🙂
Thanks for stopping by Sheena. I have heard of putting vapor rub on their feet and then putting socks, although I have never tried it. And YES, I totally agree that sometimes the kids just need a little more TLC when they are under the weather. Nothing beats the love and attention of Momma!
When my kids have colds,i give them lots of juice and try to comfort them by hugging and rubbing their back with a vapor rub .
Thanks Khryza.You’re right, staying hydrated is really important!
Iris Castillo says
Whenever my cousin is down and have colds or flu, I see how his mother takes care of him by wiping his body with warm towel. Make him drink lots of liquid like hot milk. And putting some vapor rub on his back and chest.
Hi Iris. Thanks for stopping by. Sponge baths are always soothing for the little ones when they are sick! Your Tita knows what she is doing! Good Luck!
I use Vick’s vapor rub for babies. I rub it at their chest and back before going to sleep.
Hi Darry. I bet you would like this all natural Eucalyptus rub even more after you have tried it. Good Luck!
Shirley Adiaz says
Would love to try this on my son (and maybe myself =D). He and I just seem to keep passing the virus back and forth between us.
Hi Shirley. Yes, it’s good even for adults. Safe to use when you’re pregnant too! Good Luck!
Very helpful thanks! Especially now that the weather has been erratic, and the kids have been sick with colds and cough more.
Yes-the weather being so erratic contributes to the germs that the kids pick up in school and even at the playground.
Ma. Clarice Lao - Itumay says
Vicks vapor rub has been our friend during times of sickness. Make sure that there is no “lamig” by making hilot.
I think you might like Euky Bearub for the same reasons. Good Luck!
Ma. Clarice Lao - Itumay says
Yes, I would love to try Euky! 🙂
My six month old has gotten colds twice now, aside from dressing him in comfy clothes, what works best for us is salinase (saline drops) helps him declog his nose. I prop his head up so it’s inclined while sleeping – that helps him breathe too. Also, he likes to feed more when sick, so I let him have unlimited access to his milk.
Thanks for stopping by! Being comfortable when your sick is super important. Good point! And sleeping upright helps little ones breathe easier. When Gelli was so super stuffy, Euky Bearub really helped clear up her sinuses. It’s safe to use for two years old and up, so if you win, you should check with your doctor before you apply to your 6 month old 🙂
Kaye Catral says
I give the kids back rubs and foot massages using Vicks, and yes, have them wear socks at night. I am intrigued that Euky has been around for 40 years! I would love to give it a try, especially with RL, who has AR, his nose gets stuffy at night and in the morning when he gets up.
I used to love it when my mom would give me back rubs back in the day. It’s part of getting better. I didn’t know it was around for 40 years either until I started to do some research on the product, so I know it’s well researched and safe. I love that it’s not oily too.
Leah Carlos says
I usually make chicken soup for my daughter and also make her drink lots of juices.
Thanks for stopping by! What kind of Chicken soup do you make? We make a clear broth based soup with lots of celery and carrots over here 🙂
Vanessa Grace C. Lim says
Whenever my kids have a cold, I let them stay warm and rested then I give them a lot of liquids to help prevent dehydration.
Agree Vanessa! REST IS KEY in helping the kids get better too!
Cyrene Ng says
I massage my child’s chest and back using Vicks. I also put it on her feet and make her wear socks at night. Most importantly, I give her lots of water.
anne marie dragon says
Since my little one is only 6 months old and exclusively breastfed, we continue to unlilatch when she has colds. I also put vaporub under her feet and put socks at night.
Thanks for stopping by Anne Marie!
What a wonderful gift you are giving your daughter! I miss breastfeeding Gelli.
Techoy Lintag Tabujara says
This Euky Bear rub sounds really good Mish! Love to give it a try!
I think you’ll like it Tech. It’s good for adults too. I put it on Gia when she was under the weather as well.
i make sure that she is comfortable and i see to it that there’s always a fresh towel on her back to seep in the sweat. rub vicks on her chest, back and neck. then let her drink some warm fresh calamansi juice
Vitamin C is always good when the kiddos are sick!
I hope i can win this euky bearub 🙂 …
Jei B Lumapinit says
I usually gave her honey lemon water & a lot of fluids. I don’t really give her medicines unless it was really a bad flu. Unlimited latching is very good to comfort her too! 🙂
Unlimited latching when you are breastfeeding is so comforting for the babies. My grandma used to give us a little honey lemon tea when we were sick with a sore throat. It always worked wonders for us, plus we loved the extra special attention.
Kleah Marie Fortunado says
I just do it the natural way. I gave her lots of water and let her rest and I pamper her 🙂
Thanks for stopping by Kleah.
Natural is good. Very good. Rest is just as important.
Patty | MrsC says
Hugs and kisses work for us! 🙂 And I allow the little boy to watch all the cartoons he wants to watch. 😀
Cuddles work over here too, Patty. Thanks for stopping by 😉
Rinka SyCip says
She likes sleeping on our bed! Nebulizing with saline solution also seems to clear her up. Also purchased this cold and flu homeopathic remedy from Healthy Options that works wonders!
We co-sleep too 🙂 That homeopathic cold and flu remedy sounds great! Will make a trip to Healthy Options and check it out.
i usually nebulize him or use snot suckers (like nosefrida).