As a doctor, who dealt with major chronic illnesses such as Lyme Disease, I had many tools in my belt for treating sickness, but I always kept things simple. I had a set routine for every illness that we had to deal with. I knew I had made it simple enough when I found my 7 year old taking care of her 3 year old brother. At the age of 7 she already knew the routine.
This routine is so incredibly simple, it always works, and it takes a cranky child and puts them to sleep and they sleep it off.
This is the most valuable system I have created as a Mom and a Doctor. It's what I tell all Moms that they do first before they do anything for any situation, from skin rashes to sprained knees or ankles to flu's, colds and headaches.
1: Hydrogen peroxide/Epsom Salt Bath
Buy 12 (1 quart) bottles of hydrogen peroxide and a box or bag of Epsom salts (usually Wal-mart or Walgreens have the best price on these).
Pour 1 quart of hydrogen peroxide and 1 cup of Epsom salts in to a bath tub of warm water. Have the child soak for 20 minutes. (For and adult double it)
The Hydrogen Peroxide will put oxygen into the child's body so the child's body will work more effectively to help the body get rid of the infection. Plus the body uses Hydrogen peroxide to fight infections. The Epsom salts are a great pain reliever and it also pulls out all the dead bacteria and viruses out of your child's body, so it helps them feel better without taking an over-the-counter pain reliever or fever-reducer. The Magnesium Sulfate helps the body heal. (check out the Epsom Salt article) 9 times out of 10, once the child has taken this bath, it puts them to sleep and allows the body to heal and they are not crying or feeling miserable. If I was really concerned about their fever being too high, I would put 1 tablespoon of fresh or dried ginger or cut up lemons in the bath water.
2: Foot Rub
If you have an essential oil on hand, use it to rub their little feet. If you don't have an essential oil, you can use olive oil, or no oil. This is when I feel for what is going on inside my child's body. The younger the child is, the harder it is for them to say what is wrong, so they just cry. So use this reflexology chart and start feeling on the foot as to what is wrong with your child. You will know better how to diagnose to figure out what is wrong with them.
Give the child a dropper (20 drops) of a remedy. If they will not take it under the tongue,
have them put a swallow of water in their mouth, then put the dropper of remedy in
the back of their mouth and then they quickly swallow. Or you can hide it in some juice. If they will not do this, then when I am
drying them off from the bath, I will put a dropper up and down their spine and on their
feet. This way the “icky” power-packed remedy will get inside them through the
These remedies are all
hand harvested, hand formulated and made with much prayerful intent into each
bottle. These remedies work really well
on children who are not diagnosed with any chronic condition. They are not full of "good" tasting cheap stuff to make them take it. They are designed to get a job done.
Click here to read more about these remedies
Tuck them in bed and they
fall asleep and usually they wake up feeling much better, or they wake up and
are hungry and thirsty, I give them more of the remedy, but they stay in bed
and watch a movie and then go back to sleep.
Sometimes, it just takes them a half a day to get better sometimes it is
3 days or more, with the typical cold or flu bug. But the best part of this system is that I
never use any over-the-counter drugs or prescription drugs or any fever or pain
relievers. When their body fights
this illness on its own, we have increased the white blood cell count and have
strengthened their immune system, so I know in the future they will be one of
the healthy ones in school that never get sick compared to the children who
always get sick.