Due to their developing immune systems, time spent at daycare centers, and the propensity to put things in their mouths, many kids are sick all throughout the year. While it is practically impossible for children to avoid germs, viruses, and bacteria, strong medications can sometimes cause side effects that are just as bad as the sicknesses in kids. Meanwhile, healthy foods and herbal remedies can bring kids relief without loading them up with prescription pain-killers and antibiotics.
With the guidance of your pediatrician, here are some natural home remedies to consider for common illnesses that children often have.
Ginger for Upset Stomachs
Children’s stomachs often become upset as they try new foods, hop on fast rides, and put fingers in their mouth after touching germy surfaces. One natural home remedy to try for nausea and other upset stomach issues is ginger. This herb stimulates saliva and gastric secretions to help children feel normal again. Try giving your child with an upset stomach a small piece of ginger to chew, boil ginger root in water or apple juice, or serve ginger tea.
Seagate Bye Bye Diaper Rash for Skin Rashes
Diaper rash is one of the most common afflictions of young children, but it can be relieved without applying harsh chemicals or questionable ingredients to sensitive skin. We recommend using Seagate Bye Bye Diaper Rash to relieve skin rashes, sores, swelling, inflammation, redness, scaling, and burning of the skin.
The active homeopathic ingredients are Cantharis 6X, Hepar sulphuris calcareum 12X, Rus toxicodendron 12X, and Sulphur 12X, which are combined within a natural oil base of omega-3 fish liver oil, coconut oil, olive oil, and natural Vitamin E. Better yet, you can apply this remedy without having to touch your baby’s affected skin and irritate it further because it comes with a convenient pump spray cap. Natural antioxidants and antimicrobial phytochemicals make this product stand out among the other greasy, messy, and chemically based products on the market for diaper rash today.
Vitamin C and Zinc for Colds
There are so many different over-the-counter medications on the pharmacy shelves for the common cold in children, but good old-fashioned nutrients, water, and rest is all that is often need to get kids back to good health. Serve children with colds foods rich in vitamin C and zinc, such as broccoli, kiwis, and orange juice. Also, keep them hydrated with lots of water, sugar-free juice, and perhaps some herbal tea.
Honey for Allergies
Many children suffer from allergies to outdoor plants, indoor dust, and even pets. For children over the age of one, consider giving children locally sourced honey to curb allergic reactions. Since honey is a sweet treat, you’ll likely have no trouble administering this natural remedy. This is a great way to reduce the side effects that often come with children’s allergy medications, such as headaches and drowsiness.
Probiotics for Diarrhea and Constipation
Illness and dietary changes can cause diarrhea and constipation in children, but you can help prevent these symptoms in children with a probiotic-rich diet. Probiotics balance out the harmful and beneficial bacteria in the gut and also help a child’s body build immunity to gastrointestinal-based diseases. Yogurt and yogurt-based drinks are good options for children.
Seagate Pediatric Ear Remedy for Earaches
Young children are also very prone to earaches, yet prescription antibiotics and over-the-counter remedies can do more harm than good. Truthfully, most earaches will resolve themselves without needing to take any pharmaceutical drugs.
For this ailment, we recommend using Seagate Pediatric Ear Remedy at the first sign of the earache and to apply one drop per ear three to four times per day. This homeopathic remedy is gentle enough for children and temporarily relieves ear irritations, otitis media, and inflammation of the internal ear and eustacian tubes. It’s recommended for children age three and older, and you can warm the eardrops before using them by rolling the bottle between your hands.