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Old 12-29-2012, 11:26 PM   #1
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One of my 12 year old sons is getting over a really bad cold and has a nasty dry hacking cough that just won't stop. We tried a few OTC ones and none seem to work. Anybody have any home remedies?
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:32 PM   #2
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probably needs to clear the junk out of his lungs. make him run around the block a few times every day
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:39 PM   #3
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There are a ton, but a real simple one is honey and onion. Many ways to do it but a quick way is to put a jar with some honey and diced onion in a double boiler and let it simmer for awhile. You can get more complex and add other things (garlic, horseradish, cayenne, list goes on and on) but really the honey/onion combo is pretty palatable so I tend to start with that.
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There are a ton, but a real simple one is honey and onion. Many ways to do it but a quick way is to put a jar with some honey and diced onion in a double boiler and let it simmer for awhile. You can get more complex and add other things (garlic, horseradish, cayenne, list goes on and on) but really the honey/onion combo is pretty palatable so I tend to start with that.
This works well, I've done the honey and cayenne. Even just plain honey works well to soothe the throat.
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This works well, I've done the honey and cayenne. Even just plain honey works well to soothe the throat.
I always suffer for sore throat when cold season comes. I went online and found home remedies of warm water, lime, little bit of salt and honey. It was very effective.
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Old 12-30-2012, 01:05 AM   #6
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Jagermeister always works for me
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Jagermeister always works for me
Uh.... he's 12
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Old 12-30-2012, 02:07 AM   #8
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Uh.... he's 12
honestly a little jack daniels with some honey and tea is great. even for a 12 year old
it will increase internal temperate and help him sleep

i was raisedo n it and so are my kids when the throat is raw
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Warm tea (especially an herbal one like chamomile) with honey and lemon will also help soothe
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:40 AM   #10
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Uh huh, I saw you'd mentioned that but it doesn't change my recommendation, I'd give him a sip or two of jag and he will probably feel better and show improvement.
Jagermeister was originally developed as a cough remedy back in the '30s and when used in moderation is quite effective.
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Uh huh, I saw you'd mentioned that but it doesn't change my recommendation, I'd give him a sip or two of jag and he will probably feel better and show improvement.
Jagermeister was originally developed as a cough remedy back in the '30s and when used in moderation is quite effective.
Picking this up today! I must say the honey and onion thing seems to be working pretty well.
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Old 12-30-2012, 03:03 AM   #12
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I didn't realize alcohol was toxic to juveniles. TIL
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I didn't realize alcohol was toxic to juveniles. TIL
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Old 12-30-2012, 03:14 AM   #14
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I used to get a bit of alcohol when I was sick as a child. It did not harm me in any way...as a matter of fact I rarely drink now as an adult. Maybe I got it out of my system as a juvenile? haha
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In talking to doctors, they often have to push medications, but more 'naturalistic' doctors say look at the bodies natural reactions.

Coughing developed because people need to clear gunk out of their throats.

Perhaps he will get it out naturally.


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