Did you know a healthy child can still get as many as eight colds a year? While cough medicines do not cure the cold they can relieve the symptoms of an irritating cough that can further exhaust your child.
Some active ingredients have bad side effects
Dextromethoraphan can result in rashes, vomiting, hallucinations, SIDS, fever, and some use parabens to prevent mold contamination which have been banned from use in other countries, but is banned from food use but used in drugs. Parabens-butylparaben, propylparaben, methylparaben, have a strong link to breast cancer as they react to hormones with estrogen-properties in developing tumors.
- Buckwheat honey soothes and heals.
- · Buckwheat honey with apple cider vinegar and water, detoxs while healing.
- Red clover, peppermint, rosemary and chamomile teas mixed together makes a soothing, healing and safe tonic for children.
Children who used the natural and homeopathic remedies below slept better and suffered no side-effects.
So what is safe to give your child
- Zarbee’s Cough Syrup, they even have a nighttime cough syrup. Reduces coughs in the common cold, reduces throat irritation, and contains buckwheat honey and vitamin C as antioxidants and to build your child’s immune system. It is dye and gluten free.
- Boiron Children’s Chestal, contains nine homeopathic ingredients, minerals and phyto-nutrients to restore balance and allowing healing. For ages 2 and over. Comes in 3 different flavors.
- Hyland’s Cough and Cold Nightime Remedy, Cough 4K Kids. 100% natural honey syrup. Takes care of cough, sore throat, runny nose, sneezing, chest congestion without drowsiness and without waking up feeling groggy. For ages 2 and over.
- Emergen C, plus 24 other nutrients to produce healing and relieve symptoms of the common cold. All GMO-free, but it does contain aspartic acid,. For ages 4 and up. Take with the first sings of cold.
- Similasan Homeopathic, kids and cold relief, alcohol-free and dye-free, for ages 2-12, with ingredients to get your child to hack up mucous. There is also a version for dry-hacking coughs.
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