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January 7, 2009

Helping Boost Children's Immunity

The FDA ruled last year that over the counter medications with dextromethorphan should not be given to children 4 and under. So what can you do when your child has a cold?

There are lots of alternatives according to the The Mommy Files website. Vitamins, herbs and probiotics are on their list, including massage therapy.

Regular massage can assist babies and children in building a resistance to colds or other infections. If they already have a cold or fever, a short, gentle massage can ease aches and help them to relax enough to sleep.

Don't forget old-fashioned remedies that your Mom made for you such as chicken soup, epsom salt baths, steam bath for laryngitis, and hot lemon tea. Anything that makes them more comfortable safely and naturally is fine.


Posted by linda at January 7, 2009 7:14 AM

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