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i can't take aspirin or ibuprofen. i would also prefer some more natural- but effective! what do you use?
also what do you use for toddler & infants? like for fever, teething pain, etc.
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i can't take aspirin or ibuprofen. i would also prefer some more natural- but effective! what do you use?
also what do you use for toddler & infants? like for fever, teething pain, etc.
thanks.
Depends on what you want the meds for. Pain? Fever? I've used olive leaf and it seems to help with pain. Not sure I'd give it to an infant or toddler though.

For children: there is a product called TempAssure (herbs to support the body's natural temperature control system)...

http://vitanetonline.com/description...-Alcohol-Free/
(there's information on fever at the bottom of this web page)

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generally i use tylenol for pain.
what is olive leaf? how is it used & where do you get it.
also what would you use for dc (for pain not fever)?
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I generally don't treat fever at all.

I used homeopathic teething remedies to treat teething pain, plus things like cold washcloths to chomp on.

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generally i use tylenol for pain.
what is olive leaf? how is it used & where do you get it.
also what would you use for dc (for pain not fever)?
I tried the Hyland's homeopathics for teething and it didn't do the job for our DS. As long as he didn't have a fever as well, I used a small dose of baby ibuprofen : when we needed to get sleep at night. During the day, he just nursed a lot more, so no pain meds were given.

Other pain: bruises and strains (unbroken skin) => arnica gel

Olive leaf is an herb usually either in capsule or liquid form...you can get it at a health food store or vitamin store or Whole Foods.

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