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May 21st, 2007, 08:01 PM
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Mikey has snot and a cough all the time since he started daycare. And of course I am worried about Eli catching things left and right. Anyone have any advice on what I can do for Mikey and his poor nose and cough? I know he is fighting off bugs all the time now. Poor guy. I was thinking some probiotics and extra vit. C. He and my kids eat well and get enough sun. Has anyone else used something that works well for the daycare crud? Elderberry is good for when your sick...I think Remy could take it for like 3 week stretches with a week break. But Eli can't due to how that stuff can counteract the good I am trying to do with his strange immune system. Any advice is welcome....
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May 21st, 2007, 08:20 PM
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When my kids get the snots I do a saline rinse with sea salt and a bulb syringe. It has made a huge improvement in the amount of time they get colds and keep the snots around. It gives them a good flushing and when I first did it I couldn't believe the amount of stuff that came out. Steam is always good too.
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May 21st, 2007, 11:15 PM
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Ya know, I just watched Oprah today (it happened to be on) and she had a nose teapot thingy on there that did the same thing. Mmmmmm...I will look into that. Thankyou!
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May 22nd, 2007, 07:17 AM
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Was it a neti pot! I LOVE my neti pot. The thing is addictive! In addition to vitamin C, colloidal silver helps and my mom swears by homeopathic Bryonia.
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LOL! It's called a yeti pot. We use EM's daily around here, and we've hardly had any problems with illness in years. The EM stands for Efficient Microbes and they are like friendly bacteria on pro-biotics. You can use the EM's to brew more EM's with just water and molasses, so they are not expensive when you can make several gallons off of one quart-sized bottle. My kids love them straight, but I can't stand molasses. They are good mixed with honey water or apple juice.

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May 22nd, 2007, 07:50 AM
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The thing to clean out sinuses is called a Neti Pot. The one in the picture at the top is the one I have. A Yeti is an ape-like creature like the abominable snowman
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May 22nd, 2007, 08:48 AM
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I could not live without my sinus rinses. I also take Airborne occasionally and if I feel a cold coming on, I hit it with 1000mg of vitamin C. I am not sure how much of that you could do for a child. Oddly enough, what one of my kids gets, the other usually does not get! Weird, I know. Bryce hardly ever gets sick *knock on wood* and Scotty is getting much better since being with a sitter once a week. He gets what those kids had and is now building his immune system, I suppose.
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Is the snot green? Remember what we said about the coughing, especially if he had that same long term cough we all had this winter. It will be 6 months before even allergy snot doesn't cause a cough (and I'm coughing even as I write this!).

I know that Olive Leaf is a good immune booster, but I don't know about the child's dose for it.
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May 22nd, 2007, 09:34 AM
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Thankyou so much for taking the time to share what you all do! It means alot.

Charlotte, yes the snot is green. And I had forgotten about that conversation...you know me.

I will be looking into all of the things suggested.
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The thing to clean out sinuses is called a Neti Pot. The one in the picture at the top is the one I have. A Yeti is an ape-like creature like the abominable snowman [/b]
How's that for an unfortunate typo.

Green snot could mean sinus infection... Oregano oil is a good alternative to antibiotic, but I would use that only as a last resort because it is so strong.
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May 22nd, 2007, 03:44 PM
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I looked it up because I was like "huh... am I wrong on the name." I didn't know until looking at the wikipedia site that the abominable snowman is a yeti. So I did learn something thanks to your typo lol
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