I have an 11.5 month old that has suffered terribly with colds/ear infection/gastro over the past 5 weeks.
I have had numerous trips to the docs and have been using traditional medicine (paracetomol, ibuprofen and a course of antibiotics for the ear infection).
I am the kind of person that will reach for the above medications when necessary but am also interested in treating symptoms with natural remedies where possible, and as long as they are safe.
I've been using a vaporiser, eucalyptus, lavender and tea tree oils, vicks chest rub on his chest and feet and have just introduced garlic into his meals. I also give him inner health plus probiotics twice a day while he is unwell.
Out of interest I googled other remedies for colds and came across some information about putting onions in their socks when they go to bed and a poultice made from mashed potato applied to the chest for congestion !
Does anyone have any tried and tested home remedies for colds that they believe work???