Honey soothes sore throats and has antimicrobial effects. It may also help induce sleep and lessen cough. Use ½ tsp. for 2-5 yr. olds, 1 tsp. for 6-11 yr. olds and 2 tsp. for 12 yrs. and older. Do not give to infants or children with diabetes.
Vitamin C may boost your immune system and fight colds. Take 500 to 1,000 mg/day for children over 2 yrs. old
Vitamin D is used to boost your mood in the winter and help strengthen bones. New research shows it may help prevent type 2 diabetes, heart disease, breast and colon cancers
Zinc is used to boost the immune system and to treat common colds. Zinc may also decrease the effectiveness of some antibiotics.
Echinacea may boost your immune system and fend off colds. Do not give to children with ragweed allergies.
Chamomile Tea is a mild sedative that is safe for all ages. Do not give to children with ragweed allergies.
A humidifier uses steam to help soothe dry sinuses and irritated throats. It eases congestion and cough without rapid heart rate risk of OTC decongestants. Clean humidifiers regularly to prevent mold growth that can actually make you sick.