Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Lots and lots of sickness. We have been fighting different things since around Thanksgiving. Because of how many people there are here it takes a while to go through everyone. Every time we "get over it" and are healthy, we've picked up something else :( Just a few we've had.. RSV/PinkEye, Flu, Strep, ear infections, stomach viruses, upper respiratory viruses, colds, allergies, etc... Lots and lots of sickness!
These are just a few things that have helped us through all this...
RSV/Pinkeye ~ Bee Propolis, Vitamin C, garlic, colloidal silver (eye drops) and breastmilk (eye drops). Pinkeye is caused by the same virus as RSV. Research it :)
The Flu ~ Homemade chicken soup, garlic, Vitamin C, Elderberry, Mentholatum, Oscillococcinum
Strep ~ Apple Cider Vinegar!!! Seriously a life saver for us! We tend to get it so frequently. (we're thinking we have a silent carrier?) We can't keep taking antibiotics for everything and it's kinda ridiculous to be on them for strep and within a month have strep again. So when that happened (we all were on antibiotics, all 11 of us! And 2 weeks after we got done my oldest girl got strep and antibiotics again) I did some research for remedies because nothing else I had tried worked. I know a lot of people swear by colloidal silver, but for us it's like drinking water. Nothing works. I found a few places recommending ACV and since we had it I gave it a try. Word of Warning... It BURNS!!! If you have strep it's like burning coals going down your throat. At first I just gave it to the kids straight. They cried :( So then I gave it to them in grape juice and while some don't like it, some actually do like it. But regardless of whether they like it or not, it WORKS! My daughter was the only one who had to be on antibiotics. Others were starting to get it but within just a couple days they were all back to normal. So from now on anytime anyone starts with symptoms they get ACV juice and Voila' they're over it super quick. I've gotten to use it several times and same thing every time. Yay for ACV!
Stomach Viruses ~ Charcoal, Slippery Elm, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Peppermint
Ear Infection ~ Warm coconut oil in the ear, juice fresh garlic with other fruits and drink lots
Upper Respiratory, Colds ~ Lots of Vitamin C, garlic, Bee Propolis
I am in no way a "Doctor" or expert, these are just things I've done and had success with. Hope someone else might find them helpful :D