(DISCLAIMER: This is NOT a medical advice nor does it substitute for one. These are home remedies that has worked for us. Please consult your child’s doctor before you try them at your own risk.)
TIP FOR MANAGING AN AILING CHILD: ACNE IN TEENS
1) Avoid greasy or oily cosmetics
2) Keep your face clean (including hair)
3) Get enough sleep to reduce stress
4) Don’t pick on blemishes
5) Use 5% Tea tree oil gel (has same effect as Benzoyl Peroxide) but NOT if you have Acne Rosacea
6) Zinc supplements helps wound healing
7) Naturally occurring glycolic acid (in sugar cane) helps unclog pores
TIP FOR MANAGING AN AILING CHILD: AIRPLANE EARS
1) For infant or young kids – give fluid or pacifier during takeoff and landing. Don’t give decongestants.
2) Look for specially design earplugs that slowly equalize pressure
3) For kids – suck candy or chew gum which helps open the Eustachian tube.
TIP FOR MANAGING AN AILING CHILD: SPRING or FALL ALLERGIES
1) Rise out your sinuses
2) Wash immediately after you come inside
3) Keep windows and doors closed in allergy season
4) Use HEPA filter.
5) Use allergen/dust blocking pillow and mattress
6) Keep indoor humidity between 30-50%
7) Wash or change air filters often
8) Avoid pets with fur/feather
9) Bath pets frequently
TIP FOR MANAGING AN AILING CHILD: ASTHMA
1) Keep a dairy and avoid allergens that might cause symptoms (e.g. pets, particular food)
2) Clean the auto and home air filters in A/C or heater
3) Clean home and bed weekly
4) Avoid 2nd hand smoke
5) Exercise moderately (not heavy)
6) Maintain your child’s weight
7) Control the heartburn. Reflux is known to cause breathing issues.
TIP FOR MANAGING AN AILING CHILD: BED WETTING IN OLDER KIDS
1) Don’t worry. Most kids will outgrow it.
2) Limit your child ‘s fluid intake in the evening
3) Treat constipation if any
4) Initially wake them up once in the middle of the night to relieve their bladder.
5) Experiment with food that could affect bladder function