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#1 of 8 Old 02-16-2011, 01:26 PM - Thread Starter
 
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So, I woke up with a low grade fever, burning chest, cough, and achiness all over. Bronchitus has been going around and my husband, son, and another child in my care has had this.

 

I am currently drinking lots of water, taking 2 Emergen-C a day, trying to rest as much as I can, and I broke down and had a 200 mg of ibuprofen just to be able to move (as I am still working with children today...). Does anyone know any homeopathic or natural remedies for this that is safe for pregnancy? I REALLY need to kick this thing by Saturday as my best friend's blessingway is that day and I am involved in the event.

 

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My naturopath has given me the ok on several homeopathic cough syrups-I have the same kinda thing going on. For the fever, she said to go ahead and take tylenol if it goes over 102. (take two reg strength or two extra strength. But make sure it's JUST tylenol, not "cold and flu" or "sinus relief" etc. She said I shouldn't take aspirin or ibuprofin)

 

For the cough, there's "drosera", "stodel" and "bronccosin". These are all found in health food stores...but i have no idea where you are so I don't know if that helps.

She also said that elderberry juice does wonders for a chest cold.

I've been using some mentholatum/vicks rub on my chest just to help my breathing-and drinking a really stong mixture of ginger and honey. (Just chop the ginger, add a bit of water and bring it to a boil, then add the honey.) It's spicey stuff so it helps quite a bit.

 

Do you have a vaporizer? that helps a lot too.


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Thanks so much for the response. Now I feel bad about the ibupophren...at least I only took 200 mg, not the normal 800 I take when feeling lousy. I will head to our natural food store tonight and load up on ginger and some homeo-cough drops. Taking tomorrow off so hopefully my whole family and I can rest and get well! No fun being sick...even more so when pregnant!

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Don't beat yourself up, what can you do?  I'm sure you'll be fine. (My last dr. with baby no.2 gave the ok for ibuprofin, apparently studies have changed since then though.)

 

It's so hard to function like this. While the rest of the house can drug themselves to sleep at night, we're stuck with out any relief.

Last night I was coughing so bad it was making me throw up, I was SERIOUSLY contemplating a shot of whiskey.lol

In the end, I was left to inhaling the fumes off of the "buckley's" cough syrup. Not drinking it, just smelling it. It did help a bit-I just felt really dumb.


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burning chest- maybe Arsenicum Album?? 

 

cough and achiness all over---usually Bryonia


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Here's a totally safe, off the wall treatment, that my naturopath taught me that works, I swear.
Just before bed...get your feet warm...in a bath or soak or whatever. Take a pair of thin cotton socks and get them wet with cold water and ring out. Put them on followed by real wool socks. Climb straight into bed. I don't know why, but it makes you sleep better when you have head cold type symptoms...and hey what have you got to lose.

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weird. Never heard of that one! worth trying...


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actually, this reminds me of a really weird treatment my mom tried once. I had a super high fever, and I woke up to my mom putting sliced onions in my socks. Someone told her that it would 'draw the fever out"...lol. I don't even remember if it worked or not.


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