My daughter has a bad cough. Like your daughter, she did have a fever for a few days, now is left with only the cough which is worse (of course) at night (and outside in the cold). Two things help her: 1. a hot water bottle on her chest at night and 2. a warm mist humidifier (the Vick's one) with the well filled up with eucalyptus oil and that vick's liquid steam medication. These two things pretty much eliminate her night time cough. Make sure you place the humidifier as close as safely possible to your daughter.
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eucalyptus is greatly helpful in a humidifier. i combine ours with pinon-juniper and lavender. the conifer essential oils are wonderful at helping to heal the respiratory system. lavender helps as an antimicrobial as well as a nervine sedative.
unker's on the soles of the kids feet for nighttime cough can be very helpful.
*if* it's a dry cough, demulcents are crucial, i.e. slippery elm, marshmallow root, licorice, irish moss, and shatavari. sooth the mucous membranes. you could make honey pills with one or more of them. you could make a slippery elm porridge. you could add a small amount of slippery elm to her drinking water. or make a tea with any demulcent you feel drawn to. throat coat tea before bed can be helpful.
river and mountain mama to two amazing girls, 8.25.05 and 1.13.08, and married to my soulmate of 18 yrs
2 things I really like and seem to help coughs quickly for us adults or my kiddos is an herbal product called ClearLungs, and Oil of Oregano (I have a drop kind for the kids, put a few drops in a little juice as it is a hot oil).
mom of boys born 9/13/05 and
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