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Treating my toddler’s persistent cough

Jan 23, 2018

Hi all,

I spent the day researching and brainstorming what I can do for my almost 2-year-old’s pitiful little pollution cough here in Mumbai. Here’s my working list.

  • Make a visit to Salt Escape, which is way in the south of Mumbai but has a children’s room for salt therapy.  Update – this happened!  Read about it here.
  • Clean the curtains!  To reduce dust in her bedroom. Doing it this weekend. Also – wash all the stuffed animals.
  • Diffuse essential oils. I have a “Breathe” blend by doterra that I haven’t been using. We’re going to diffuse for half an hour before her nap and bedtime.
  • Herbal compress bib.  We have this bib from Omved which I forgot about … will try to get Rumi to use it although I must say she is vehemently opposed to the idea!
  • Mustard Seed Pillow. Speaking of Omved, I may order this pillow. Feel like it’s a bit of a long shot.
  • Homeopathic. I am trying to pull some strings so that I don’t have to wait months to see Dr. Sankaran.  Wish me luck.
  • Epsom salt baths.
  • Clean/ change the filter on our air purifier and A/C. UPDATE: we upgraded our air purifiers. You can read about it here: Getting Air Purifiers in Mumbai.
  • Chamomile tea. I have never given to Rumi before. Let’s see.
  • Hypoallergenic mattress cover.
  • We also use the Chestal homeopathic cough syrup from the US.

Some more ideas that have come through from friends:

  • Ginger water with honey once a day
  • Spoon of honey with turmeric daily
  • Steam
  • Warm ghee on the chest and back
  • Wash or get rid of all the stuffed animals that collect dust
  • Paste of honey, turmeric, ghee and pinch of salt. Have baby lick it 3x/ day.
  • Mixture of onion juice and sugar (?!)
  • Honey wrap – a paste of honey, coconut oil and flour. Apply to chest for 2-3 hours (using napkin and medical tape).

That’s all I’ve got for now!  Open to more suggestions!

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