“Mommy, I don’t feel so good.” Have you heard those words lately?
If you haven’t, then you’re one of the lucky ones because it’s cold and flu season. Dripping sniffles, raspy coughs, and projectile sneezes are common this time of year. If your child is sick, wouldn’t it be nice to know how to get over a cold fast?
Is there anything you can do to lessen the severity and shorten the duration of a cold or flu? The answer is yes!
But first things first. Timing is crucial.
Your child is sick because a virus or bacteria has penetrated their system.
If you want to try something, do it at the first sign of a cold or flu. You are more likely to prevent microbes from disabling their immune system.
Try these safe, natural ways to help shorten the duration of a cold or flu. These strategies work for Mom and Dad too!
How To Get Over A Cold Fast: 6 Sure-Fire Ways
1. Remove All Sugar From Their Diet
Sugar cripples the immune system for approximately three hours after eating it. Sugary drinks or foods prevent the immune system from doing its job to fight off the infection.
Research from the University of California shows how dramatic sugar impacts our immune system. Students were placed on a regimented sugar-free diet. Then they were given sugar. Their metabolic markers for disease and chronic conditions spiked for hours afterward.
When your child is coming down with a cold or flu, they need all the help they can get. Their bodies need to combat the germs. Don’t disable their immune system by giving them sugar!
2. Hydrogen Peroxide In The Ears
Most colds are due to bacterial infections. For bacteria to survive, they must enter a host to prey on. The common orifice that microbes enter the body is through the eyes, nose, mouth, and ears.
Hydrogen Peroxide (H202) is a safe way to fight infection. It’s a natural way to disable bacteria and neutralize germs. That is why it is used to treat a wide variety of common illnesses.
Administer a few drops of 3% Hydrogen Peroxide into the ear. It will work at once. It is a safe way to kill off the bacteria. Many people swear by this method to shorten the duration of colds.
To use hydrogen peroxide, place your child’s head on a pillow with one ear facing up. Place three drops of hydrogen peroxide in the ear. It’s normal for your child to hear crackling noises. Wait a few minutes and put a towel next to the ear as they get up. Let the few drops from the ears drip onto the towel.
Then repeat for the other ear. Do this every few hours until they feel better.
3. Let The Fever Do Its Job
Fevers are our natural defense against infectious agents. A fever makes the body less favorable to viruses and bacteria to replicate.
Our grandparents knew this. But somewhere along the line, Mom’s believed a fever was dangerous for their child. So they would immediately try to lower it.
Reducing your temperature with medicines, hinders the body’s ability to fight off the infections. A better strategy to combat the infection is to raise the temperature. Or at least, leave the fever alone so it can do its job.
The thing to remember is that fevers are rarely dangerous. A fever would have to exceed 105 or 106 degrees to cause concern. If this happens, consult your doctor and put a cool compress on your child’s forehead.
Have you heard of The Artificial Fever? I’ve done this on my children when they were sick, and it worked to shorten the duration of their cold. I would give them a short, warm bath and bundle them up in blankets after to heat their body. For adults, you can even drink a cup of tea while in the bath to spike the fever.
Another benefit of not lowering the fever is your child will get some much-needed rest. By reducing the fever with medications, your child will feel better and begin to play. But the body is still working to fight off the illness. So not getting the rest they need is detrimental to healing.
4. Starve A Cold And Fever
A sick child is a tired child. There is a reason for that. Their bodies are hard at work fighting the infection.
If you give your child something difficult to digest, it expends a lot of much-needed energy. Things like beef stew, pizza, or a six-course meal need resources to digest the food. Resources which would be better allocated to fighting off the infection.
Instead, keep food away from your child if they are not asking to eat. If they get hungry, give them something simple to eat like an orange or broth. The broth is much more soothing and will help them overcome their illness quicker.
5. Take Your Immune Boosters
As a manufacturer of one of the best immune boosters on the market, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention my all natural cough syrup.
I get so many testimonials from Mom’s who say their child not only slept better after taking my cough syrup, but they felt better!
That’s why I add ten immune boosting ingredients to every spoonful. To get you feeling better, faster. Since it’s all natural, you have nothing to lose in giving it to your child at the first sign of the sniffles.
6. Make A Garlic Cocktail
Garlic has a sulfur compound called Allicin. Allicin is a potent antimicrobial agent. The most efficient way to get garlic into your system is by crushing it and placing it under your tongue. But, with its strong taste and smell, it’s one of the most challenging ways to give it to a child.
Try mixing the garlic with Maty’s Cough Syrup in a food processor. Since the main ingredient in Maty’s is honey, it masks the flavor of the garlic.
Another way is to prepare broth and make a garlic soup. Add antimicrobial spices like thyme, oregano or sage, and minced garlic. A pinch of sea salt might be good as well. (Note: Add the garlic five minutes before the end of cooking to preserve the nutrients.)
So, next time your child shows the first sign of a cold or flu, try these natural, sure-fire strategies and get them over a cold fast!
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This post is for educational purposes only and does not provide medical advice. It is meant to motivate, educate and inspire you to live a healthier lifestyle.
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