Originally Posted by kwren23
..... doc would give him a codiene cought syrup and a steroid but neither of them really helped much, the best thing for it was to alternate cold fresh air with warm steamy air. it breaks up the stridor that causes the barkiness of the cough.
I agree and the SA will help get rid of it fastest and then the child does not have to get rid of the poisons from the medicine on top of it. I am one for letting the child get over it naturally. Except if the mommy instincts tell me otherwise. (Actually now they are grandma instincts.)
I raised three kids and none ever had abx. Not once. And they are super healthy and super athletes now.
Same with my gran-children, none of them ever had abx.
But back to the op -
I hope your child can ride it out without interference. Cod liver oil is good, if the child can handle it, too.
btw, fevers have a tendency to go up and down. That's how the body handles it the best. Fever is a good thing. It is the body's defence mechanism and should not be interfered with. I never even measured the fever in my kids or grandchildren.
So, what I am saying is that just because the fever is down now, does not mean it's not going to come back again. Kids generally get the fever back again in the afternoon and in the evening. That is normal. That shows the body is fighting the infection off. It's amazing how well the body works and how efficient.
I watch the grandchildren when they are sick and of course I had experience from my own kids, so I've seen how the body works. It is a miracle.