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‘Tis the season for runny noses, coughing, fevers, ear infections, tummy bugs and so much more! So how do we battle the cold and flu season and protect ourselves?
Well…. we don’t! But there are several natural remedies for cold and flu season! I am probably the biggest worrywart of a mother there is. We use natural remedies when at all possible, the best of them all being sleep.
We went to urgent care last night because our three-month-old was struggling for breath, coughing, not eating, had a fever and seemed uncomfortable. Lo and behold it’s an ear infection.
But then due to vomiting and no wet diapers during the day, I called the doc. Again! Better safe than sorry, right?! Our ped probably thinks I’m totally insane, we waited it out another hour. His fever went down with Tylenol, he ate better and was able to calm down enough to breathe normally.
Thank goodness! Worrying really actually got me nowhere except for lack of sleep and a headache!
The last thing we need is to pass these bugs around our already chaotic home! Unfortunately, it is inevitable…so there is absolutely no use in worrying whether you’ll catch it or not because you will get sick this season!
What do we do?! I am not writing to debate about vaccines. My family believes in them and we all get all recommended vaccines. The flu shot is beneficial and our family believes in it, we all get it every year. End of discussion on that.
So here is what we do as preventative measures. I am by no means a doctor. Just a mom who currently has a sick baby, and had a sick toddler and husband. These are things that work for our family. And (for the most part) are complete common sense.
Here we are, talking about EOs again! The best possible natural remedy for cold and flu season. (I’m slightly biased)! Get yourself a diffuser and some oils, and use up that Eucalyptus for adults and Sniffelease for kids!
Use your Thieves cleaners and put a drop in mom’s coffee, (it’s like Christmas in a cup!) If you want to know more and learn about the crazy benefits of essential oils, then NOW is the time with this terrible germ-filled season upon us!
Read up on Young Living, and chat with me about details, questions, and concerns! Or just sign up with my member number and enroller number, 17777049, then I will get notified. I will send you a personal message welcoming you to the family of EOs. Not to mention, I’ll share with you my FAVORITE tips and tricks on how to use essential oils during the cold and flu season!
6 natural remedies for cold and flu season, before and during
6 Preventative Measures
1. Drink drink drink water water water!
2. Vitamin C. Build up that immune system.
3. Elderberry syrup is another natural way to ramp up your immune system.
4. Rest. If you feel one coming on. Rest.
5. Wash your hands! For goodness sake! It’s that easy. Wash your hands.
6 DON’T GO TO WORK OR EVENTS. No one wants your germs… stay home.
6 things to do once you ARE sick to Battle the Cold and Flu Season
1. Still wash your hands and drink fluids. Pedialyte for the babies.
2. Lots of rest and sleep. Cuddles for that babe of yours.
4. Tea with honey and ginger. So good for the throat. No honey for babes under 1!
6. Vicks vapor rub (zarbees for kids, this stuff is a MIRACLE WORKER) on the feet then cover them. And on the chest.
That being said. Over the counter, meds do in fact work and we’re not afraid to use them. You shouldn’t be either. As I dose up our 3-month-old with Tylenol and antibiotics so he can sleep and be comfortable tonight.
No use in worrying here…! The natural remedies mentioned above to use a preventative and “during” the worst of the cold and flu, I hope you stay as healthy as possible this season.
Good luck keeping healthy this season. Let’s kick these germs to the curb and battle the cold and flu season! And if you can dodge getting sick, please do share your ways to spare us all! Good luck mama! Cheers to you!