From mouthwash on blisters to soaking in an oatmeal bath for the dreaded chicken pox these remedies aren’t a 100-percent cure for any illness, but they can help relieve a lot of those uncomfortable symptoms and in some cases clear them up entirely. We understand that there’s a lot of remedies out there and not all of them work, but there are a few that do! These remedies have been tried and tested and won our stamp of approval.
An added bonus? They all include things you could probably already find in your home! Here’s a look at some of the best home remedies every parent should know…
1. Honey for a Sore Throat
There’s nothing worse than a sore throat. It hurts, it’s uncomfortable, and when it’s our child who’s suffering it’s even worse. Luckily, there are several things we can do at home to soothe a sore throat. Reader’s Digest suggests giving a child a spoonful of honey before bed to ease their cough. However it’s important to note that this remedy cannot be used on infants. Babies under the age of 1 cannot digest and if they do it will make them sick. Only try this trick on children over the age of 1.
Adults can benefits from this trick too! I like to add some honey into my tea in the morning to help soothe a sore throat. Between the honey and the warm liquid gives me some much needed relief.