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Childhood-diseases

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Posted by: Minie | 2006/04/03

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Cold remedies for a 2 yr old - winter chills

i was asthmatic from age 6-13. i am now left with postnasal drip and hayfever occasionally and a few mild allergies. My 2 yr old inherited all these bad genes and has slight eczema (well controlled with epizone A and E) and allergic to cow's milk, egg white and peanuts and nuts. I would obviously like to avoid things that might cause her to develop asthma too. When i was younger i remember my mom rubbing Vicks on my chest and on my feet at night when i had a cold, i found this to be suffocating and did not reall like it. Is this old fashioned method really of any help when a child has blocked nose or cold? i have heard that one should rub it on the soles of the feet so its far away from the nose and it will warm the childs feet in turn warming the body? is this maybe a better option?

I see more and more its proven that things like eucalytus oils etc actually aggravate not alleviate asthma, i can vouch for this because until today strong smells even natural one's irritate me.

What other simple methods can be used to alleviate the coming winter colds and flus in a 2 yr old. What are the new trends now?

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

I would recommend Viral choice junior as a protection against winter chills.
You are correct in all your other observations. Do not give him milk, eggs or peanut butter.Do not use Vicks under his nose or even on his feet-it will not help him. Only use saline nose drops if his nose is blocked..

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Posted by: Star | 2006/04/03

Is he already on a good vitamin?

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