The area I'm living is has been really hit hard by the H1N1 flu strain, and all hospitals within a 2-3 hour drive are full to capacity with people who are really ill. Knowing this, and having your child wake you up saying that their stomach ached and their body hurts everywhere, what would your first step be? I am not the kind of mom to run to the doctor, but I'm really tempted to call and see if they'd prescribe us some tamiflu.
I'm also not sure what all I could give my kids. Vit C and D3? Anything else? I know if it is flu that he's caught, the earlier I start treating him, the better. Plus, I have three other kids I'd like to keep healthy.
I really don't normally buy into any hype, but people around me are truly getting sick, and I want to keep my kids healthy. Any advice?
I would get some elderberry syrup going for everyone in your house. Elderberries contain more vitamin c then oranges, iron, and flavonoids. Then I would add some astralagus root to my soup stock or tea pot and have everyone drinking that. Then I would move onto real basic things like lavender and eucalyptus essential oil or the leaves in a pot of boiling water in the kitchen. I would be doing some teas, too, like a rosemary tea. Avivva Romm has some great suggestions for fighting the flu on her blog, too.
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