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#1 of 6 Old 10-24-2003, 06:14 PM - Thread Starter
 
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My four year old dd has a cold that has settled into her chest/throat. She has been coughing for a couple of weeks but otherwise feels fine. This happened once last year and the doc put her on antibiotics. I don't really want to go that route again. She's been taking kids' Nyquil every night and I know it's evil stuff but it helps her sleep and keeps her from coughing all night. I'm thinking of taking her to a Naturopath. Any remedies you wise mamas have? I just feel this Nyquil crap is bad news...but I don't know any alternatives!
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Humidifier, Vit C, Sambucol (thats the brand name), propolis. I am sure you will get some more answers !! HTH and your daughter feels better soon.
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I would suggest sambucal/elderberry concentrate, a homeopathic cough formula, and the valerian/calming formula by Herbs For Kids...
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We use Boerick & Tafel (they make homeopathic remedies) Childrens cough & bronchial Syrup. Had great results! Also we give her vit C w/echinacea along with it......
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We buy an english plantain syrup - forget all the robitussins, this thing works wonders!
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We buy an english plantain syrup - forget all the robitussins, this thing works wonders!
where do you get that from? Never heard of it........
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