Save yourself a trip to the pharmacy! These 7 doctor approved home-remedies will help you cure your kids' most basic ailments!
It’s nice to know that nowadays there’s a product for each and every conceivable ailment you could possibly think of. As reassuring as that may be, that doesn’t necessarily mean that we have to head to the pharmacy and fork out big bucks every time our children has a tummy ache, cough, or runny nose. In many cases, there’s a simple, quick-fix home-remedy that can help address any number of medical concerns!
Recently, Parents recently polled its readers and found that roughly 88% claimed to treat common ailments like constipation and nasal allergies with nondrug, nonprescription remedies.
Tanya Altmann, M.D., author of What to Feed Your Baby and spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics claims, “Pediatricians are typically on board with the trend as long as parents check with their doctor first.”
With that said, let’s take a look at some doctor recommended and approved home-remedies that can help resolve your kids’ (and even your own) common ailments!
What’s it used for?: Colic and gas
David Burke, D.O., pediatrician at the Cleveland Clinic Children’s Center for Pediatric Integrative Medicine, claims that, “If taken regularly, probiotics can help increase the number of good bacteria in the gut and subdue the bad kind, which improves overall intestinal health.”
One Canadian study found that breastfed infants suffering from colic found relief from a daily dose of five drops of a probiotic called Lactobacillus reuteri DSM 17938. These infants displayed reduced crying and fussiness after three weeks. Study coauthor Saul Greenberg, M.D., suggests that this particular probiotic strain improves the gut’s bacterial makeup, speeds up stalled digestion, and inhibits pain by directly affecting intestinal nerves.
What’s it used for?: Nausea and motion sickness
Dr. Burke claims that products like, “Ginger chews, ginger tea, and ginger candy can prevent or treat all kinds of queasiness by slowing the natural movements of the stomach and calming the gastrointestinal tract.”
This is apparently an age-old trick Asian remedy that dates back over a thousand years ago! The key is to be sure that the selected product has real ginger, and not ginger flavoring.
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