In which Going Green Mama is stumped by traditional medicine....
Several of us at the Booth have been battling bugs of varying kinds recently. In our home, it's our poor daugher who's suffering -- from a nasty cough and congestion that has dragged on since September. Traditional medicine has failed her. Despite several appointments that have deemed her chest and lungs clear, a round of antibiotics to clear a supposed sinus infection (which did give some relief for a few days, though nothing completely went away) and more OTC cold medicine than I normally buy in a year, my poor kid is still routinely miserable. And even more so because her friends are complaining about her coughing in class.
As a parent, I'm stumped. I've always shied away from natural remedies for children because many have not been proven to work (except for that echinacea is fabulous for spiking my blood sugar levels.) And while honey does sooth a cough for a short time, the logistics of sending her to the school office for honey every time she coughs is a bit of a logistical issue.
So today I ask our readers:: Wht natural remedies have actually worked for soothing these winter annoyances? Is there anything in particular that has worked - and is safe - for your child?