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September 18th, 2011, 08:32 PM
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Any advice will be helpful, ds has been sick so for about a week now I have been trying to avoid getting sick myself. Well job failed. I already feel like poo sore throat stuffy nose and head. What makes it worse is that I am a teacher so I tend to get sick from my students as well, does anyone have any natural remedies to help that are safe for baby. I am doing tea with lemon and garggling with listerine. Any other suggestions will be appriciated.
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September 18th, 2011, 09:35 PM
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Well Tylenol is fine to take for headaches etc. Drink HEAPS of water. Saline rinse for nasal congestion. Most throat lozenges are safe. And REST as much as it is possible for a working mum! I hope you feel better soon!
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September 18th, 2011, 09:51 PM
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Vitamin D3 - How to Use Vitamin D As Flu Medicine | eHow.com

I know the article says flu, but works for colds as well. I give my kids 4000iu each day and no one has gotten sick at school so far. I take anywhere from 4000iu-6000iu daily.

This is the brand I get. Nature's Answer, Vitamin D-3 Drops, 4000 IU, 15 ml - iHerb.com

I just drop it into my kids' water, juice or milk. No one has complained about the taste. We use to do vitamin d gummies, but the kids thought it was candy and I didn't want anyone tempted to eat them all.
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September 18th, 2011, 10:41 PM
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My midwife also recommended to up vitamin C intake when I was sick. Didn't really give me a limit. Just said to take extra and it was fine.
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September 19th, 2011, 12:13 AM
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Garlic & ginger!
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September 19th, 2011, 12:41 AM
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Be careful with the vitamin D3. Depending on where you live you could be getting too much of it since it's naturally synthesized in the skin through sunlight.

It's a fat soluble vitamin so excesses are not washed out throughout the day in urine like for example, vitamin C. The excesses are stored in body fat which can lead to Vitamin D toxicity.

It's advised that an adult (non pregnant) female take average 600 (15 mcg) IU per day and toxicity can be achieved with as little as 5,000 (125 mcg) IU daily.

Most people already get enough D3 from sunlight and food so adding a high-dose vitamin supplement can be rather dangerous.

"Having too much vitamin D in your system could leave a too elevated calcium level, a lower appetite, increased thirst, nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, abdominal pain. A long-term effect of too much vitamin D is the deposit of calcium in soft tissues of the body including the blood vessel walls and kidneys where it can cause serious damage."

Please be careful when taking added supplements and always be sure to check with your Dr first! Especially at such a sensitive time as pregnancy.
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September 19th, 2011, 01:16 AM
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Garlic supplement for sure. It has natural antiviral and antibacterial qualities. Not to say that it is a replacement for medicine, but it might help your body fight it. When I was teaching, I took garlic supplements while I was pregnant and only managed to get one cold. I really hope you feel better. There is nothing worse than being sick and pregnant and schools are like germ mine fields...
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September 19th, 2011, 01:20 AM
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For a sore throat, gargle with hot salt water.
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September 19th, 2011, 05:52 AM
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As Sarah mentioned, saline solution and a neti pot for nasal congestion. It's weird to begin with if you've never done it before, but it works like a charm. You can get the pot in any CVS or Walgreens.
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September 19th, 2011, 05:54 AM
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I have no advice, but hope you feel better very soon!
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September 19th, 2011, 10:19 AM
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Wish I had better advice. I always just get a lot of rest, good nutrition, and lots of fluids. Basically, I let it run its course.
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September 19th, 2011, 11:30 AM
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Love a good neti pot rinse, deffinetly should try that!
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September 19th, 2011, 01:58 PM
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Thank you so much ladies I will do some of these they sound good. I was curious about that neti pot I will have to send dh for one when he gets home.
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September 19th, 2011, 03:12 PM
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Zinc and echinasa (I totally spelled that wrong lol) they will help u get better faster and help prevent u from getting sick in the first place u can get em at most any place that sells herbal supplements
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September 19th, 2011, 03:38 PM
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I am a teacher too! My students (second grade) have had nasty colds for weeks now. I, knock on wood, have not got sick yet!

No advice here......sorry!
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September 22nd, 2011, 04:46 AM
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Then i'm cold i'm using this products "Dr. E. Simkunaite herbal tea - Herbal tea for flue treatment", from balticmagic.eu. they help me much faster then medicals.
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September 22nd, 2011, 05:06 AM
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Gargle with salt and warm water for your throat, and take some tylenol or acetaminophen.
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September 22nd, 2011, 05:54 AM
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Everyone has given good advice already, just wanted to say I hope you feel better soon!
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