Winter is coming and that means coughing season. Just ask @BarefootMomma . Her little one has been keepin’ her on her toes with a cough.
A common cold is an inflammation of the upper respiratory tract caused by infection with common cold viruses. Colds occur more often than any other disease â€“ which is why it is called a â€œcommon coldâ€. The leaves are changing and there are a huge amount of germs in the So Cal air. As the leaves change, so too do the seasons. It is getting colder and windier, and the cold season is rearing its head. While a person may get a cold more than once a year it is usual for it to last 3 to 10 days. The patient feels miserable for the first three days or so, which is when you should be upping your ginger intake.
More and more often over the next few weeks and months, you will hear â€œthere’s a bug going aroundâ€. And that’s not good news.
Getting a cold these days isn’t like it was even 50 years ago. Times have changed.
Besides the strains of virus changing and becoming more virulent, a lot of kids are dealing with systems that have been compromised by OTC (over the counter) meds.
Over the last few weeks I have been dealing with a lot of sick kids. Up at all hours as well as trying to keep them away from all the friends kids.
Your kids might miss their friends but when one of them has a cough or croup watch how quick they are on lock-down quarantine.
There is nothing quite like looking into the eyes of a child and seeing the panic set in when they can’t breathe.
If you have never experienced it – I pray you never will. Terror cannot compare. I would take a full on haunted hay ride on a full moon on Friday the 13th before even wishing that on my worst enemy. When an adult is struggling to breathe or is coughing it is bad enough but when it is the very face of innocence it can be too much. A child has not had the experience of being sick very often and to them, it feels like they are going to be â€œsick foreverâ€.
Keep Ginger in your home. You will be glad you did. When a nasty cold shows up full of violence and hate, remember to make a hot tea with chopped ginger root, throw in honey and lemon for good measure and a whole lotta love and you are halfway there.
For kids that are very congested try running a steamy shower or bath to get some of the mucous to move, allowing them to breathe.For nausea try our new RX all natural Ginger. lemon and honey with B6 remedy in the stomach aisle at CVS, or once again try brewing up a tea.
Feel better soon.
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