Although I am not against giving my children medicine or taking medicine myself, I always like to view all of my options first. If I can find a cure that is safer than over the counter drugs, you can bet I'll try it.
Last week my oldest woke up complaining about her throat hurting. I did some research online and found a lot of home remedies that claimed to work. Many of them included one or two of the following.
- green tea
- lemon juice
- apple cider vinegar
- Be sure to use decaffeinated tea for children. You could also skip the tea altogether and add the rest of the ingredients to warm water.
- This has a very odd taste that may not be for everyone. Although my oldest loved it, my youngest would not touch the stuff. You may want to mix the first 3 ingredients together and then slowly add the apple cider vinegar to your desired taste.