My son is two and got HPV on his tongue. The doctor said that he could have the wart removed by surgery but I was not keen on that. My son has eczema and instead of bathing in in a bubble bath we bath him in baking soday to calm his itchy skin. He liked to pour the powder into the water and one day he poured a small amount on the ledge of the tub. He put his finger in it and said yum! It became a daily routine for now 3 weeks and his wart on his tongue in totally gone. Now that H1N1 is rappant, our entire family is now drinking baking soda. We are believers!
Johns Creek, Ga
What helps a kid stop wetting the bed?????? Help!!! Single mom of two boys...
Rustenburg, North West, South Africa
Slc, Utah, Usa
Fort Collins, Colorado, Usa
Hello, My 14 yr-old Step Son suffers from PTSD and Autistic like delays / symptoms due to 12 years of neglect and abuse from his previous living environment. Needless to say, he still wets the bed nightly (occasionally during the day also for a myraid of reasons).
Over the last 2 years, his Father and I (as well as his PCM, Psychiatrist and Counselors) have dedicated:
- countless hours of therapy
- sleepless nights (getting up every hour to pee only to discover he's wet the bed in between time)
- changes in diets (increased water and cranberry/apple juice intake, minimal to no sugary sweets or beverages, minimal exposure to dyes, carbohydrates & glutens)
- changes in bedding (plastic air matress with hypoallergenic bedding)
- changes in routines (no fluids after 7p.m. and reminders every 30 minutes to pee)
in efforts to potty train and relieve my Step Son of this heavy burden.
All to no avail... Yet. Although we are scheduled to seek the wisdoms of a Urologist, I am a firm believer in the balance between "Modern" & "Alternative" medicines and tend to wonder what more could we be doing holistically.
I also find it important to note that in the morning, my Steppy's room smells very heavily of amonia & fish from the previous night's wetting.
Any hints, tips or suggestions? Callarlilly
Rustenburg, North West, South Africa
Slc, Utah, USA
Toronto, On, Canada
I have 3 children that wet the bed, One is 8 year old girl, one is 6 year old boy and a 4 year old girl. I had read online that Cal Mag Zinc tablets help stop bedwetting for children. So I decided to try it on my older two. Well, It worked! I went to Walgreens and got a cheapo bottle of Calcium, Magnesium, and Zinc. My 8 year old gets 1 1/2 tablets before she goes to bed, My 6 year old gets 1 tablet before he goes to bed. They completely stopped bedwetting and have not wet the bed scince they started the tablets!!!!!
Hi all. I am a frequent visitor at Earth Clinic and want to share what has worked for me.
1) Plantar Warts- I tried everything you could imagine at the drug store, nothing worked. UNTIL.... I read on Earth Clinic that Apple Cider Vinegar would work. My whole family (5 of us! ) got plantar warts and they are pretty painful. I think it started at the pool. Anyway, I put an ACV soaked cotton ball on the affected foot every night and fixed it there with either a huge bandage or even duct tape (yes, duct tape is good, it suffocates the wart). I would remove it in the morning. The warts all disappeared within 2 weeks, never to return. You MUST be consistent and the longer you can have it covered in ACV the better, meaning if you could wear it to work, then do it.
2) Bedwetting- My daughter has suffered with nightly bed-wetting for a long time now, she just turned 10 this year. After trying everything imaginable the last most simple trick we tried worked! Someone had once mentioned that its possible her insides were "cold". I always thought there might be a relation since my oldest did also wet the bed but only till she was 5. And for her it was as simple as not putting the AC on at night, just a fan. But that wasn't the case for my second daughter. So I put a heating bag on her bladder area every night for about 1.5 months. On the very first night she woke up dry. This was a small miracle. She actually woke up dry every night after that but I kept the heating bag routine for fear it would come back. After a month and a half we decided to try sleeping without the bag with great success. I suggest this very simple trick to anyone who is dealing with this.
My son has struggled with bed wetting all his life as did his father when he was young (until he was around 15). He is now 7 and this has been a source of embarrassment for him now that he is older. He recently had a strep throat infection that I treated with cayenne pepper (In pill form because he would not take a tea). His strep eased up within two hours of his first dose of cayenne but I continued to treat him for a few days to be sure it didn't come back. After day 3 I noticed he hadn't wet the bed since taking the pills. I gave him one pill twice a day for the strep but have continued to give him just one a day since. It has been several weeks now and he has not had a single accident! He is so proud and excited as we have tried everything.
I wanted to pass this along in hopes that it might help other kids with a similar issue. Just FYI he wet the bed almost every single night prior to the cayenne. I do suggest taking it halfway through a meal as it may burn a bit on an empty stomach.
My 22 month old was diagnosed as being anemic because of low iron count last month his iron count was 10pts the average is 12pts or higher. We had already been giving him high iron food and a vitamin with iron in it and nothing would bring the count up. The pediatrician gave us an iron drop supplement to give him, i didnt feel comfortable giving it to him because of all the side effects. Someone told me to try black strap molasses because it was high in iron. So i gave it a try and in 3 weeks his iron count went from 10pts to 14pts!!! We just gave it to him in his soymilk bottle.
Malay people have a tradition to treat baby bloating and stomach ache, that is, wrapping crunched betel leaves and betel nuts around the navel area of the baby. The betel nuts is first crunched in the mouth to mix them with saliva before putting it with the betel leaf paste. It looks grotesque but many Malay mothers swear that it works.
It is still practised in my family today.
"Is the contents really beneficial to the baby?" What is your expert knowledge dear herbalists and Ted from Bangkok? Most importantly, what are the effects of the things in the mixture?
Your responses are much appreciated!
Hi there. My almost-2 year old daughter has had a firm, bloated stomach on and off for quite some time. She is a wonderful eater and has a very healthy diet so haven't thought too much of it. She doesn't appear to be in any pain, her tummy is just noticably bloated or full a lot of the time. I've been to my Chinese doctor who seems to think it's her spleen and a blockage in her stomach. My Chinese doctor is also sourcing a children's 'wellness' tonic for her as we speak.
I've had a look online - they mention everything from gluten/lactose intolerance to too much fructose? She eats a lot of fruit - could this be adding to it? Her stools are quite soft. Has anyone come across this? Could she just be overeating or is it possibly an intolerance to something? She's had a winter of constant colds and sickness, so clearly her immune system is not functioning as well as it should be. Love to hear your thoughts! Thanks!! Rebecca
Manganui, Northland, New Zealand
Gisborne, New Zealand
Manganui, Northland, New Zealand
Can a newborn take magnesium chloride and iodine for candida fungi, and what are the pros and cons? thank u much.
Would appreciate if you could provide any help on this post. My son who is turning seven soon has had cavities fro some time. The cavities have seem to gone out of control as some of his teeth have degenerated also. We went to see a dentist and they are talking about extraction of some teeth and also about filling in some. I was quite discouraged as we have always watched on his health. We have not used flouride toothpastes and haven't given him a lot of sugar. However for around a month now I have incorporated Xylitol as a sugar substitute in his milk and he also chews xylitol chewing gum. In addition I have introduced Butter oil(clarified butter) along with multi Vitamin in his diet. He has also been introduced to consuming eggs and his intake of milk also increased, another thing I have added in his diet is wheat germ. These dietary changes were incorporated after reading Nutrition and Physical degeneration by Dr Weston Price.
In addition I have him use Tooth soap for cleaning, followed by tooth swish of himalayan crystal salts which has remineralizing capabilities I guess, in addition also have him swish for a minute diluted oregano oil which definitely seems to have improve his breath and some bleeding that he had from gums once in a while. This regime is followed in the morning and before going to bed.
I was looking for some guidance on this as I really do not want him to go thru this extraction, filling etc invasive Procedures at such a young age. The dentist that we saw today also wante to put him on antibiotic 4 times a day.
Please let me know your thoughts on this, Thanks in advance for your reply.
I started giving my son chamomile tea at night (he was about 14 months when we started, now he's almost 2) before bed for teething as well as chamomilla as a homeopathic treatment. He seemed to be soothed and we began to do this almost nightly.
A little chamomile tea in my grandsons bottle work like magic he stop crying and went right to sleep.
just wondering what would be the best thing to do for chapped skin on the face. My son has been sick for awhile and his cheeks and upper lip area are very chapped and irritated. I have been putting lotion on it and making sure that he has chapstick on like all the time, but nothing seems to be helping...
Louisville, Ky, Usa
Children/Animal dosages: Per Dr. Richard Schulze
His preference is by child or animal's weight rather than age. He says just put child's or animal's wt. in pounds over l50 pounds:
child's wt. 30 lbs—Child's dose is 1/5 of the adult dose.
adult's wt. l50 lbs.—Thus a l0 lb'ers dose would be l/15 adult dose
A l500 lb. horse would get l0 times the adult dose.
He also suggests putting herbal remedies 50/50 with maple syrup to get most kids to take them.