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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