Monday, 1 October 2007

Any suggestions to help a cold

My daughter has a really bad cold. Her temperature has been up and down since Saturday night when it was 102 and it was nearly that high today. Yesterday she seemed fine in the day just coughing a bit with a runny nose but by the end of the day she was hoarse and today I kept her home from school and she had a headache and is coughing now in bed in her sleep.

I don't know what is best for her. There is an argument for dosing her up with nurofen and paracetamol every 2 hours alternately to keep the temperature down. However some people think the body needs to heat up to fight the infection adequately. I have been keeping an eye on it and when it goes over 101 I give her some medication. I know the medicine isn't vegan and I try really hard to be vegan but it isn't possible to do it all the time, especially when it comes to your kids.

I have been giving her cool drinks to soothe her throat and she is eating a bit, but I wish there was more I could do to help. Any suggestions?


Anonymous said...

I would give your daughter plenty of warm lemon & honey for her cold

Michelle said...

We are vegans of course, so don't eat honey, but thanks for the suggestion.