Ah, the fall is here, and so do all the germs! I don’t know about you but I’m getting ready for the possibility that the kid will come home from daycare or school coughing or sneezing. There’s nothing worse than a regular cold turning into a major ear infection. Nobody has time for that! So let me tell you how we have avoided the doctor as much as possible for the last 6 years! Of course we have visited the doctor, for the regular physical every year, or for an ear infection due to swimmer’s ear, but rarely for a cold gone wrong.
By the time my kid turned 2 years old, he had gone through every antibiotic available because he was always getting sick and getting ear infections, so he got ear tubes on both ears, and that helped quite a lot. After my husband passed away and I began working full time, the idea of either of us getting sick terrified me. I did my research and I found that the combination of the following items has helped my kid to either not get sick at all or to just get a very mild version of whatever germ he was exposed to. Also, getting the flu shot every year has also helped us both stay afloat when others are getting the nastiest germs out there.
So for the last 6 years, these have been at the top of my list:
Airborne Kids Gummies Vitamin Immune Support Supplement, Assorted Fruit Flavors, 667 mg, 42 Count, click right here: https://amzn.to/2R7psTb These gummies are a must in my house. Every morning during the fall/winter months and even the spring months. These are loaded with vitamin c, selenium, antioxidants, zinc, echinacea and ginger, plus other herbs to help boost the immune system and fight colds.
L’il Critters Immune C Plus Zinc and Echinacea, 190 Count, click right here: https://amzn.to/2POGc1a These gummies taste just like gummies, and the combination just keep my kid from getting sick. The combination of the vitamin C with the zinc and echinacea helps boost the immune system to help fight the common cold.
L’il Critters Gummy Vites Complete Multivitamin, 190 Count (Packaging May Vary), click right here: https://amzn.to/2D03uyv My kid likes these multivitamin gummies and they come with minerals and the regular vitamins needed to complete my kid’s the daily needs, and they taste really good!
Similasan Immune Support Echinacea Junior Strength Tablets, 40 Count, click right here: https://amzn.to/2R4wjwH These are great for any time or when traveling, and they keep my kid’s immune system strong with 100% natural ingredients. My kid loves them and they dissolve fast!
For nagging allergies, the always awesome Zyrtec 24 Hr Children’s Allergy Syrup with Cetirizine, Dye- & Sugar-Free, Grape Flavor, 4 fl. Oz, click right here: https://amzn.to/2POC4hQ for a 3-pack. Our pediatrician recommended this one since the beginning and that’s all I get for both indoor and outdoor allergies and most helpful with the runny and itchy nose. If left untreated, that runny nose turns into cough and it can go down in different ways from here. So, to prevent it all, Zyrtec.
I have literally bought and thrown away every cough medication they sell at grocery stores, Walgreens and CVS. There is one amazing brand my kid takes without arguing or complaining. I’m including links for both the liquid and for the tablet versions of both cough relief. These are amazing!! I used to buy these at Walgreens, but then they stopped selling them at the store. I went from store to store, and called the rest in town, and the only place was Amazon. Similasan uses homeophathic, natural ingredients that stimulate the body’s natural defenses, they taste amazing and they’re safe for the whole family. The tablets are great for when the kid is asleep and he’s coughing nonstop, I just put the tab inside his mouth, the cough goes away and he gets at least 4 hours of peaceful sleeping.
These we use when the kid has an active productive cough:
Similasan Kids Cold & Mucus Relief Syrup Plus Echinacea 4 oz, click right here: https://amzn.to/2POYEHc
Similasan Cold & Mucus Relief Junior Strength, 40 Tabs by Similasan (Pack of 2), click right here: https://amzn.to/2CZucYe
These we use when the kid has more of a dry cough and fever:
Similasan Nighttime Kids Cough & Cold Relief Syrup 4 oz, click right here: https://amzn.to/2RazxPn
Similasan Cough and Fever Relief Junior Strength Tablets, 40 Count, click right here: https://amzn.to/2yu2gI2
Mucinex Children’s Mini Melts Chest Congestion Expectorant Bubble Gum 12 Ct & Cough Suppressant Orange Creme 12 Ct Packets, click right here: https://amzn.to/2RaDweJ These work great, and the kid doesn’t make a fuss about them. We love them! Follow the directions and drink lots of liquids to help thin out the mucus and phlegm making it easier to expectorate!
In case the eyes are bothering the kid, Similasan Complete Eye Relief Eye Drops 0.33 Ounce Bottle, for Temporary Relief from Red Eyes, Dry Eyes, Burning Eyes, Watery Eyes, click right here: https://amzn.to/2NY00xp These are the only drops my kid won’t make a fuss about, and the best is that they’re 100% natural and won’t damage his eyes if they’re irritated by whatever.
These two are always in my house. I have a set upstairs and another set downstairs:
Children’s Tylenol Grape Splash Flavored Liquid, 4 Fl. oz, 2 pk., click right here: https://amzn.to/2S8yqRq
Motrin Children’s Oral Suspension Grape Flavor – 4 oz, Pack of 2, click right here: https://amzn.to/2R58JzO
These are always in my purse, you never know what can happen when out and about! We’re in the middle of karate, the kid complains of a headache, I have them ready:
Tylenol children’s Pain plus Fever, Grape, 24 Chewable Tablets (Pack of 2), click right here: https://amzn.to/2PMDQ2T
Advil Junior Strength Fever Reducer/Pain Reliever, 100mg Ibuprofen (Grape Flavor, 24-Count Chewable Tablets, Pack of 2), click right here: https://amzn.to/2R23Asq
I already started getting text messages from my friends about their kids getting sick, or I’ve seen the poor kids with huge wet buggers coming down their bity noses or coughing up nasty phlegms. As a mom and as a registered nurse, all I can do is tell you is to get prepared for the fall and winter seasons. Get Tylenol, Motrin, Similasan, Airborne, vitamin C and multivitamins. Get the flu shot! Make sure you make your kid aware that washing hands will keep them from getting sick, and to cover their mouth when sneezing or coughing. There’s nothing worse than seeing your kid boiling up in fever, or coughing up huge phlegms.
Get ahead of those nasty germs!!!
I am a single widow mom, a registered nurse, and certified health coach. I did not go to medical school at all, I am not a pediatrician nor a registered nurse with experience in pediatrics. My experience comes from being a very clumsy person, from being a boy mom, from being a registered nurse and a health coach, and a fur and fish mama as well. So, just to be clear, I am not your nor your kid’s registered nurse or health coach. I love helping others, and I love sharing what we have learned along the way with others as well, but I’m not liable for how you use this information.
Nothing mentioned in this website or on this blog is to be construed as medical or health advice, nor is intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. If you have any health condition or concern, please contact your physician or health care provider. You should always consult with a physician or health care provider prior to changing your diet, exercise program, using any new product or supplement, stopping the use of any product or supplement. You are responsible for your own research of scientific and nutritional facts prior to doing anything mentioned on this website or on this blog. You are encouraged to research the facts on anything that you might think about doing based on the information on this website or on this blog. Everyone’s body is different and what I say or what I have experienced might not be true for you. I cannot be held responsible for the effects of anything that you might choose to do as the result of something that you may have read on this website or on this blog.
This site contains affiliate links. That means that when you click on a link and make a purchase, I might make a commission. However, the amount that you pay will not change. I will only recommend stuff that has worked for both me and my kid, and I won’t waste our time in stuff that didn’t work. The links I provide are here to make it easy for you to find this stuff and, if you decide to purchase them, as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.
Thanks for your understanding and your support!
One thought on “What we use to avoid the doctor”