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Natural Home Remedies

Updated on October 4, 2011

Yes, I'm Feeling . . .

Like a proud, though tired Mama!

My son is home from school today, eating snack, drinking juice, just feeling pretty skipper.

Yesterday, the afternoon went quite differently.

My son got off the bus. We tapped the sand out of his sneakers and brushed off his feet and clothes after arriving home.

I carried him inside, and he went straight to bed.

When I asked him if he wanted snack, he said, "No ma'am!"

I knew right off the bat, he was sick.

There are days when, as a single Mommy, you want the solitude a quiet child can give, but I knew, by my son's actions, he was ill.

I let him sleep and when he woke, the assault of natural home remedies began.

They included:

Drinking cold, ice water - Water replenishes the fluids the body is losing during illness. The cold water cools the body down inside.

Staying under the blankets while watching videos - Covering the body with a blanket allows warmth but also gets the body to sweat out the fever and sickness within. Check on your child and ensure the blankets stay tucked around him/her.

Socks soaked in white vinegar ~ Brings the temperature down.

Socks soaked in egg white ~ Once again this brings the temperature down.

Drinking frothy white milk ~ This is said to help with diarrhea and fever. To froth milk, pour milk into a cup and then using another cup, pour it straight into its hold. Repeat the process until you seem to have cream on the top of the milk's surface.

Raisin extract water ~ Raisins soaked in 1/2 cup water then hand smashed. Use about a handful of raisins. Let them soak a bit, then smash the raisins before pouring off the concoction. Don't get rid of it. Instead add a bit of lemon and give it to the child. Let the child sip less than a third of a cup in a day.

Campbell's chicken noodle soup ~ Whether Momma's or store bought, chicken noodle soup just makes your child feel cared about and thus gives him warm thoughts to get well.

A cold bath that he vocally protested ~ Another act to bring down the bodies fever.

And then finally,

Onion circles in his socks while he slept ~ Onions draw the fever down away from the head and out by way of the feet. I like this one the best!

And these natural home remedies did work.

~ Morning Came ~

He woke up a bit wobbly and I wanted to keep him home from school, yet he insisted he felt much better. So we got him dressed, teeth brushed, sneakers on, and after a small bit of juice, and a comb pulled through his curls, he got on the bus and off to school he went.

I came back in and slept ~ sadly to say ~ the whole day til 2 p.m.

I guess I deserved to sleep after making sure my child would not suffer with the illness that attacked him. Maybe I had a touch of his fever as well,

Many people get alarmed when a child gets a fever. They immediately think they need to get him/her to the hospital, or stuff Tylenol or Ibuprofen down the kids throat.

I used to be that parent. Even though, I realized that just like I don't take medicine when I have a cold due to medicine only suppressing my symptoms, I didn't want to suppress the symptoms my child experienced. I wanted to let them ride the natural course to healing.

A fever is, if it doesn't get too high, actually what the body needs to fight the infection the child experiences in the body,

And so I turned to home remedies; as I so often do now. Natural Home Remedies make my son well, by the Creator's grace.

When he arrived home that afternoon from school, I heard him sniffling in the dining room area as he played. I told him we would continue with the remedies over the weekend to insure he stayed well. He said he wasn't going to take them . . . but



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      satice_j 6 years ago from via the Bronx, NY

      Mariezeyn, thank you for such a sweet comment. I think when I write anything that involves my son it comes out like a story. He is wonder rolled into a ball of energy, when he isn't sick and reminds me its okay to be a kid within. I love him so much. You're very welcome for the gleaned tips, I hope they help. Happy Monday!

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      satice_j 6 years ago from via the Bronx, NY

      Happy2MeetU, Thanx for stopping in to read Natural Home Remedies. It's refreshing to see a like mind regarding use of OTC medicines. I hope these will work for you as they do for my son. Enjoy your Monday!

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      mariazeyn 6 years ago from Ontario

      it is so cute Satice_i the way you described the whole bit. Instead of writing an article, you actually gave an account of your own life. It's really cute the way you mentioned taking care of your child. And thanks for the awesome tips. Voted up and beautiful :)

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      Happy2MeetU 6 years ago

      Great information on natural remedies. I, too, am a mommy that stays away from the popular treatments to illnesses: prescribed and over-the-counter drugs. Use to reach for the name-brand fever reducer but next time I know what to try.

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      satice_j 6 years ago from via the Bronx, NY

      Thanks for taking a read of this Hub, Frannie Dee. I appreciate the vote up. And yes, onions are wonderful! A funny feeling in the sock, but they do the job! Have a great day! Peace!

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      Frannie Dee 6 years ago from Chicago Northwest Suburb

      Voted up, well written, learned something about onions.