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There are so many alternatives to Tylenol!!!!
There are some Chinese herbal formulas that are excellent for infants :
*Bo Ying Dan (or Bo Ying Pills) "Protect Baby Powder"~ reduces heat and phlegm; great for high fevers, coarse respiration, cough, stomachache, diarreah, vomiting, restlessness, and night crying.
It can be mixed w/ food (comes as a powder). Can be used in infants as young as 1 month old
*Tao Chih Pien/Dao Chi Pien "Guide Away Red Pills"~ clears heat, stimulates bowels, sore throat, mouth sores, swollen gums, red eye, constipation, and stomachache.
Suitable for infants as young as 6 months.
*Hui Chun Tan "Return to Spring Powder"~ clears phlegm, infant high fevers, coughs w/ phlegm, colds, measles, fitfulness, diffucult respiration, diarreah, vomiting.
For children over 5:
*Niu Huang Qing Xin Wan/ Peaceful Tea
For prolonged high fever w/ signs of restlessness
More alternatives would be:
-Arnica for muscle pain and bruising
-Chamomilla for restlessness and tension
-Belladonna for fevers and inflammation
-Hepar Sulph Calc for coughs
-Aconitum Napellus for colds and fevers
-Ferrum Phos for fevers and inflammation
These are just a few examples...
there are also formulas made of several different homeopathic ingredients that can also be very helpful for colds, flu, ear aches, headaches, etc
-lavender for relaxation
-eucalyptus for sinus and lung congestion (great in a vaporizer)
*Massage and Acupressure
use for headaches, stomache pain, neck and back tension, etc
used for numerous ailments and pains that may manifest throughout the body
-warm baths for relaxation
-cool foot baths to reduce heat
-hot water foot bath w/ 1 Tbsp mustard powder to relieve earaches, headaches, etc
-baking soda bath for rashes or skin irritations
-mullein oil or garlic oil in ear for pain
-echinacea or astragulus for immune support
-chamomile, catnip, or skullcap teas or tinctures for restlessness, fever, pain
-fennel or fresh ginger tea for upset stomach
-elderberry/sambucal for coughs, congestion, and sore throats
-slippery elm tea or losenges for irritated and swollen sore throats
-vitamin C for immune support and to clear heat
-zinc for immune support