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7 Natural Pain Relievers for Children

No one likes to see his or her kid suffering in any way, whether it’s a sore throat or a bug bite. Sure, there are many over the counter remedies available, but some parents may choose to go a more natural route—and if the child is under 3-months, some of the drugstore choices aren’t recommended.

There are a number of homemade remedies that can provide relief to your little one, although if your child is in severe pain, you should never hesitate to consult a doctor or visit a hospital. Here are seven natural solutions to consider when your child is ill or has a boo-boo…

1. Honey and Lemon Juice

Parents.com suggests using a combination of the two to help relieve a sore throat. Lemon helps clear up congestion while the honey provides a “soothing coating,” explains the source.

The source cites a study that shows a spoonful of honey actually was more effective than cough medicine to ease a cough (and presumably a raw throat). Mix a tablespoon of each ingredient, microwave until it’s warm (not hot), and feed it to your child a teaspoon at a time, suggests the source. It also reminds you that honey is unsafe for infants under 1-year old.

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