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Please what could be the best natural therapy to treat common Colds, especially in preschool children?


Posted by susan_dione_epiepang, 23rd January 2015


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  • Just rest and time. Keep them warm and lots of water.


  • Try some ginger,it works wonders!


  • vaporisers, Panadol and fluids :) good luck


  • Olive leaf extract, it helps to build immune system,


  • There is, unfortunately, no quick cure for the common cold, only ways to ease symptoms. I find lots of fluids definitely help. I rub Vicks on their feet and place socks over the top. Vicks inhalations are good too.


  • Thank you all so much! Thats true, giving a child any fever reducer during a cold, helps eradicate cold symptoms at the beginning, at the baby stage.


  • Also; make sure used tissues are disposed of and hands washed.


  • I find rubbing some eucybear rub on their feet before bed really helps with the cymptoms of colds at night. Also I have found not using Panadol for fever (unless its high of course) helps the cold run its course quicker. Cold as horrible for kids but they usually bounce back quickly.


  • Vitamin C. For adults and kids. When I see that we are starting to get a cold, we take a lot of vitamins (around 5-6 a day for adults, half for kids) and generally that’s enough to stop the cold.


  • My brother and his family swear by olive leaf extract. You can get it in a children’s formula. He just takes the extract, and there are also tablets. I’m going to try it for my kids this Winter.


  • Thanks I’ll make sure I put into practice one at a time, I am very grateful for your time.


  • If you can get them to drink it, ginger, lemon and honey with hot/warm water. Works a treat and is also natural.


  • My GP told me to include Vitamin C tablets in their diet during the winter months & to double the dosage when they showed signs of coughs & colds. I’m positive this worked for my 3 boys back then.


  • How does the bath with essential oil go, is it to apply after the bath or do I have to put it in the water at bath time.


  • I thank you all, I will go for Vicks, hope I get the right one since we have different mades this way!


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