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#1 of 6 Old 01-25-2004, 11:54 PM - Thread Starter
 
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DH has been coughing for the last week or so. Last night, he coughed until he threw up. He doesn't cough all day, but come bedtime, after he's been in bed for a 1/2 hour or so, he starts to cough. 4x this week he's left our bed and gone to sleep on the couch.

DH would be fine taking Nyquil every night, but that means sleeping on the couch for him (we co-sleep and he sleeps to soundly to sleep w/us if he's taking something) and I'd prefer to do something (anything) more naturally.

Any ideas, hints, suggestions would be GREATLY appreciated!
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My mom used to wrap a cold wet cloth around my neck & then cover it with a warm wool sock. It worked well.

Also, there are so homeopathic rememdies for different types of coughs & you may be able to find one that will help ease the coughing.

I feel for him, I used to get like that too sometimes.
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Yes he did. Hmmm, so adults can get it and not have the "whoop" noise?

Ok, off to search the archives for your whooping cough disertation! Thanks Hilary!

Up the Vitamin C for ds? Will that help him from getting it? He's exclusively bfed.

Thanks!
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Of course with homeopathy, every case is so different, but homeopathy has helped us out so much in our family esp for DD bc she will not take any of my herbal ~brews~ like my DS will.

For a spasmodic cough, drosera works just fine, though not if strongly scented things are being used as well .

For coughing fits with vomiting, homeopathic ipecac is sometimes indicated...

That is only an example, i recomend any of Miranda Castro's books and Practical Homeopathy, by Vinton McCabe which has helped us so much.

I have been known to run downstairs in the mid of the night to grab my books. If you choose the right remedy then its almost immediate, if it is not right then nothing happensand if you keep throwing remedy after remedy into a person (little or big) then it can complicate their case.

IKeeping the neck warm is important and the warm , wet cloth(wool) wrapped with more wool , or a warm scarf helps for many people.

Herbally, i have to reccomend Planetary formulas Old Indian Cough Syrup it contains a great formula and ~I~ like the taste.....Elecampane, usnea, osha root are all in there.

I've gotta go. Intense whining in in its commencement stage ...Good Luck.
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Quick question about vitamin c...

We have ascorbic acid form in 500 mg tablets. I'm reading in various places that you should take sodium ascorbate. But since pure vit c is ascorbic acid, what's the deal w/the sodium ascorbate? From what I can see w/a cursory search, s.a. is used in iv's. Is that correct? I'm just getting a little confused here.
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