Your kid complains at dinner that their throat is sore and you brush it off because you think they just don’t like what you made to eat. But then you realized they look miserable and they continue to complain.
Do you ever start to panic? Like does your brain just go to mush when you realize that your child is sick?
Mine does. We have five kids, and still my brain just goes “uhhhh….” for a few minutes and then slowly it all starts coming back to me.
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Here is what we do for a sore throat:
So since we are dealing with a sore throat and a mild fever, I figured no time like now to write out how and what we use in our home for sore throats.
**Reminder, none of this is medical advice. Always speak to your trusted healthcare provider. These are just OUR opinions and thoughts and what we use in OUR home. This is what we are comfortable using with OUR children.**
Anyway, now that the random and much needed disclaimer is out of the way, let’s dive into how we treat sore throats!
This is something new we started this year. I have always seen others recommending it but I always forget to buy it BEFORE the sore throat happens. Then one random day I was about to check out on Amazon and I added this to my cart. Low and behold later that week Liam got a sore throat. We consistently used it as directed and the next day his sore throat was no longer.
There is bee propolis which is the guard of a beehive to keep germs out. They use vegetable glycerin instead of alcohol, so it’s not strong and kids shouldn’t run away from it. And water, that’s it for ingredients. They’re also 3rd party tested for pesticides.
I get them started on this whenever they seem to sniffle more than normal. Starting early is the key with any natural products. Cold Calm is for sneezing, runny nose, nasal congestion, and sore throat. I find these remedies are easier to grab as a busy mom then to slow down and match up the correct individual homeopathic remedy with specific symptoms. One day I will get there, until then, these remedies made by Boiron are my bestie.
I just want to note they do have ThroatCalm tablets, but we have not used them. I will hopefully remember one day to buy them, but until then ColdCalm works in this instance.
Even though I am an Earthley Wellness affiliate, I do not like the texture of their lymphatic cream the last time I purchased it. I really like the jar from Rowe Casa Organics. So this cream helps keep your drainage pathways open and to flush it correctly. I rub just a little bit from behind the ear down the side of the throat on both sides of the face. Your child might complain that it hurts or it is sore, but just remember you are helping them in the long run.
Of course take doses of your favorite elderberry while sick throughout the day. Elderberry is great for a daily dose as well to help your immune system.
If the throat is really sore and inflamed this could help lower the inflammation. Make sure you read the difference between the Regular Relief and the Children’s Relief.
Seek medical attention
Finally, if you feel like your child just isn’t improving, always consult your trusted healthcare professional. Sometimes strep is at the root of the sore throat and you’ll need to attack it even stronger then what is listed.
I hope this helps. Not everything mentioned is needed every time for a sore throat. We recently only used lymphatic cream, bee spray and ColdCalm. We have no elderberry because I need to set a meet with my dealer, but Declan won’t stop asking for more of his “favorite medicine”.
If you want to read a little bit about homeopathic, check out this post.