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Natural Remedy for Your Child’s Sore Throat

It’s that time of year again when there are runny noses and scratchy throats as cold & flu season begins. A natural remedy for your child’s scratchy throat is as close as your cabinet!

A study at Penn State College of Medicine found that honey was more effective than cough medicine for treating a child’s cough. Honey coats the back of the throat soothing it and stifling coughs.*

What are some of your favorite natural remedies to fight cold & flu from getting the best of your child?

*Because honey can cause botulism in infants, never give it to a child under a year of age. As always be sure to check with your pediatrician when your child is sick.

Posted October 26, 2010

by MichelleH

19 Comments

19 Responses

  1. Ivett Carballo says:

    I like honey, is a natural remedy and it’s great !! My baby is one year old, the baby’s birthday was Oct. 20th, he doesn’t try honey yet. I need check with a pediatrician.

    (Sorry for my English !)

  2. MichelleH says:

    Ivett,
    Honey is a great natural remedy even for helping people with allergies! And yes, it is best to check with your pediatrician before giving honey to a young child. Happy Birthday to your baby boy & thanks for being a Kolcraft fan!
    Michelle
    PS – Your English is fine :)

  3. I use honey for myself when I have a sore throat, so it makes sense. I mix it with orange juice or tea – it’s been a family remedy since I can remember.

  4. PAULA MENA says:

    I use honey with orange juice and butter for my family especially with my child, we help with the throat and cough.

  5. I love natural remedies! I have a kiddo who has a ton of allergies and so we opt for natural remedies first if we can… over the counter stuff often has so much dye & other things little ones just don’t need.

    Most our natural remedies are for tummy issues and honey is also a good natural remedy for constipation in little ones. Other natural remedies for constipation include the “p” fruits… plums, pears and peaches.

    If you are looking to soothe an upset tummy… natural applesauce, apples or bananas help!

  6. Marcela says:

    I always make ginger root tea (just by boiling ginger root in water) and then add honey. I make it really light for the kids. This always helps when we are sick

  7. Michelle says:

    WOW! Everyone has such great advice for natural remedies. Thanks so much for sharing them with us!!!

  8. ELY says:

    It’s great to have opcions , intead of using drug medication all the time , thanks!!!

  9. R Hicks says:

    I have heard of this before but feel better about it with the study

  10. Tabathia B says:

    I use honey and lemon juice (in water or herbal tea)
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  11. Carmen Barraza says:

    I like honey. I use honey for my family. It is great natural remedies.

  12. MichelleH says:

    So true Carmen. There is a lot of different uses for honey & it’s all natural!

  13. MichelleH says:

    Tabathia – think I’m going to try that in my cup of tea today! Thanks!

  14. MichelleH says:

    R Hicks,
    We agree that when science can back popular beliefs abour what is good for you – we all can feel a little more secure! Thanks for visiting our blog!
    Michelle

  15. nan says:

    i like to keep the humidifier running to keep the air moister and fresher

  16. veronica leon says:

    that’s true the honey is good for the sore throat

  17. Lilian Hurn says:

    we used that in my country PERU, honey and tea with some lime.

  18. MichelleH says:

    Great point Nan! Wait to you see an upcoming interview with someone who makes amazing humidifiers! We are having a contest with them too. :) Stay tuned!

  19. MichelleH says:

    Ohhh we have to try it with lime! Thanks for the tip Lilian!

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