Theres nothing more stressful than having a sick or injured child. If you could, you would trade spots with them in a second, but unfortunately as a parent youre put in a helpless and heartbreaking position.
My hope is to minimize your feeling of helplessness by sharing homemade, natural remedies that can help ease the pain of your childs ills and injuries.
So the next time your child shows symptoms of one of the following, take a breath, dont stress, and try out these natural remedies!
1. The Chicken Pox
This day comes for a LOT of parents. Before the chicken pox vaccination was introduced, around 4 million people contracted chicken pox each year!
When your child has the chicken pox, one of the best remedies that you can create is composed of silver nitrate, raw Aloe Vera, and camphor.
- 25 drops of silver nitrate
- 6 oz of raw Aloe oil
- 1 oz of raw camphor
Mix the above ingredients thoroughly and apply the mixture to the sores on your childs body. Silver nitrate has the ability to remove sores and other irritated skin cells, while Aloe Vera and camphor work to soothe the itch and irritation of the lesions.
Remember; keep an eye on your child to make sure theyre not itching. I remember when I was young; my mother put mittens on my hands so I couldnt scratch too hard. Maybe give that a try if your child is scratching when your back is turned… poor thing!
2. Earaches / Ear Infections
Earaches are common in both children and adults, so learning a homemade, simple remedy can save you a lot of pain and time. All you need is;
- 3 gloves of garlic
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 1 clean, soft cloth (optional)
Simply crush the garlic cloves into the olive oil and let sit for around 30 minutes. Then put the mixture through a strainer and use the leftover liquid to soak the tip of a soft cloth. You can either place this cloth softly into your childs ear, or put 1 drop of the liquid directly into the ear.
An excellent natural remedy for you and your childs high fevers is dry ginger powder. This treatment requires you to poor one cup of ginger powder in a warm bath. Once dissolved into the water, take a 10-15 minutes bath.
I recommend rinsing your child with clean water immediately after the bath and avoid this treatment if your child has open wounds or sensitive skin.
4. Infections and the Common Cold
It may seem unlikely… but when you or your child has a cold… your new best friend should be garlic! Garlic has antibacterial properties that help eliminate infections and the symptoms of a cold.
Your child might not be as accustomed to the taste of garlic so I would suggest the following ingredients be diluted in hot water:
- 1 crushed garlic glove
- 2 tablespoons of lemon
- 1 tablespoon of honey
5. Burns and Abrasions
You may associate Aloe Vera with sunburns, but it can also help with mild burns caused by hot surfaces, friction, and chemicals.
If you or your childs burn is severe, go to emergency room immediately to have it treated, but if its mild or a fading abrasion, Aloe Vera works wonders!
Please remember to wash your wound before applying any topical treatment!
Isnt it incredible that Mother Nature has equipped us with all these natural remedies? Never underestimate the power of eating healthy and always look to nature for home remedies!
When it comes to you and your childs health theres never any shame in visiting your family doctor for a consultation before you administer treatment from home.
Stay healthy by utilizing all nature has to offer!
Get well soon!
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