My 15 months old son was diagnosed with Imeptiago.He had 10days of sulfate antibiotic course . However it did not heal completely and there were few more outbursts. So now they gave clandymycin antibiotic..I wnat to try home remedies. i have applied turmeric powder on the infection and planning to give him turmeric in milk from tomorrow. I saw this on ur site.. Any other suggestions.Please help. URGENT
Monrovia, CA USA
My child has been on Prevacid since month 1..... She's 2 years old now and I can't wean her due to the horrible rebound acid. She needs off this medicine to develop correctly. Any ideas how I could get a 2 year old to drink ACV and/or baking soda? She's supposed to get diagnosed next month and I'd love to cancel that appointment because I'm sure they'll simply say she obviously still needs the Prevacid. Can you give me a recipe to try? The Prevacid does help for a little bit but she has breakthrough acid, constipation/bloating, indigestion and calcium leaching. Please help!
My 5 month old son has developed infantile spasms with no underlying cause and is being treated with ACTH. He is exclusivley breastfed. What can I do/take or give him to improve his outcome?
Paint on povidone iodine twice daily on eczema patches. Worked on my 3 year and it's cheaper than the prescription drugs. Don't use iodine tincture since it has alcohol and will sting...especially for young child who scratches the eczema until it bleeds. Since the iodine stains clothes, I put large bandaids over the areas on his legs and arms.
How do you naturally cure jaundice on Newborn baby. That increases everyday.
San Antonio, Texas
Response to AKR's post:
08/13/2008: AKR from Jersey City, New Jersey writes: "I am an avid fan of EarthClinic! I have a suggestion for a new Infant/kids health page.
Here's my motivation. I recenlty became a dad. Son is almost six months now. I have made a pledge to myself to keep myself as healthy as possible using all the knowledge from EarthClinic (and other sources). So, hopefully, I will never have to fall prey to a doctor and the traditional medical system again. I would like to do the same for my son. But I don't have much idea as to what you can do, or what you can feed an infant/child (aside from the obvious of course)to keep them super healthy, and build inpenetrable immunity.
For eg, is it a good idea to give them a few drops of black strap molasses or bee pollen starting at a certain age? Omega 3 oils? My son has some allergies, which I suspect is due to HiB vaccination he got right at birth. I was not knowledgeable enough at that time to refuse that vaccine, but have postponed his schedule for the rest after much research. So, again, I am wondering, if I can give my son a few drops of ACV starting at say nine months of age to help clear his allergies?
Welcome to the world of being on call for that fine son 24/7/52 from his birth onward. Aren't babies wonderful. Such perfect little ones, although you can get awful tired of not getting enough sleep.
My name is Joyce & I'll try to answer some of your questions. First off, if he is having allergy problems, the most likely offender is milk. If he is still on milk, do an on-line search for "excitotoxins" and print out that long list of names they hide monosodium glutamate (MSG) under and when you go looking for a good substitute formula make sure it doesn't contain any MSG or aspartame, especially any hydrolyzed plant (corn, soy or other)protein as Blaylock says this is the most deadly form of MSG because it also contains aspartame (Nutri-sweet). These are two excitotoxins found in most every processed foods and are ones you want to protect your son from. If you can't find baby foods without them, table foods will probably be better (just throw some of what gets cooked in a blender & puree it for him.
You are going to find it isn't easy to avoid these two excitotoxins unless you cook from scratch, and even then you have to read labels carefully. For instance, Tyson chicken (raw) that you have to take home and cook, ingredients list says: "chicken and may contain up to l5% chicken broth. They didn't mention MSG, but the chicken broth is loaded with MSG. If you read the ingredients list on Perdue beef or chicken (raw) which advertises no artificial ingredients, you find chicken or beef: followed by natural flavors or natural flavoring (which are names MSG is hidden under in our foods.
I think you will find small amounts of black strap molasses won't harm your little one, but don't give him any honey until after he is one year old. His little system isn't built to handle that just yet. I would also hold off on the apple cider vinegar until he is a little older. When you do start apple cider vinegar, remember the adult dosage is usually l tsp. to l Tbsp. and he is much smaller and would take much less of it. After he is one year old, you will probably find that a teaspoon of honey per day will also help with those allergies. When I first heard this, I tried to figure out the rationale behind this. I finally concluded that the honey is doing the same thing that expensive shots for allergies do. That is why you also are told to be sure the honey is produced within a fifty mile radius of where you live: the bees collect the pollen within a fifty mile radius from the hives, which means you are desensitizing your little one to all the pollens within a 50 mile radius, which is the same thing those shots are given for: desensitization to pollens. I would also hold off on other bee products until he is at least l year old since honey presents a problem. I've never heard or read that they do, but it's a chance I wouldn't want to take. Please do not do what I see a lot of parents doing - letting their children have carbonated beverages instead of drinking water. None of them have any nutrition in them - just colored water, sugar and chemicals. You may never see it in print but all carbonated beverages are harmful to the kidneys. If I had known this when my children were little, I would never have let them have the first sip of any soda pop or carbonated beverages. Believe me when I tell you they are harmful, because I saw 4 children 4 to l0 years old, who were spilling protein (proteinuria) in their urine.
Remembering something I had read several years earlier in a medical journal, I asked about their carbonated beverage intake. All 4 of them drank them instead of water. Changing nothig except not letting them have anything to drink except milk, water, and fruit juice and checking them one week later, 3 or them were negative for proteinuria and the l0 yr. old who had the maximum level (4+ proteinuria) on first examination was down to a trace of proteinuria. Her mother said she had done without them until she got one on the way to the clinic that morning.
Oh, in case your little fellow lucked up and is being breast fed by his mother, tell Mom to stop drinking milk and see if his allergy problems decrease. It may sound silly but I was being sure to drink at least a quart of sweet milk per day when breast feeding my third child, and he is the one who had the worst problems, especially to milk. When I got him onto a soy formula, it was like having a totally different baby. For the first time ever, I woke a sleeping baby up to make sure he was alright, because he cried an awful lot and seldom slept longer than l hour. After that first bottle of Sobee, he slept for 13 hours which caused me to wake him up to make sure he was alright. He was- I guess he was just exhausted from all the misery while on the milk formula. Also what Mom eats or drinks gets into her milk that the baby gets.
Another thing to try to avoid is food coloring in any vitamins or minerals that you give your little ones. These can also cause problems. Kids love the Flintstone vitamins/minerals but all that food coloring, sugar and flavoring are totally unnecessary and may trigger allergies. One of my nurse co-workers little granddaughter (at the age of 5 yrs) was having one urinary tract infection after another. I told her that they should watch everything the child ate or drank, because something was triggering those infections. A few months later she greeted me with "We found it, we found it". My reply was I didn't know it was lost - what did you find? She then told me that getting rid of the Flintstones also got rid of her urinary tract infections.
Hope these answers are helpful. If not, just post your reply back and if I don't have the answer, I'll see if I can find the answers for you. I think you are already giving this little fellow the most important thing which is love.
New York, Ny
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Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
Seattle, Wa Usa
My 7 month child has 6-7 kidney stones. Does this olive oil lemon juice treatment dissolve stones or it pass through urine? Is it safe give this to my child?
Please let me know, my child have lot of pain and we cant see him crying all time.
my child 4 years old has mudy kidney stones not deticted by X ray or US onlt by CT scan
urine high RBCS 100 - Ph 5
type of salts I s oxlate
he has sever pain for 4 days. please advice me what can I do for treatment. if you write treatment midical plz by chemical name to find like it in Egypt
thanks in advance, ayman makram
Which remedy is safe for a 12 year old boy? He was biopsied and has Lichen Planus on his feet (the worst) and legs and arms. He has Keratosis Pilaris on his trunk, chest and back. He also has 3 spots of Vitiligo on his waistband! Everything showed up at once in January! Steroid creams and oral prednisone were no help. Please does anyone havesome suggestions this is very hard for a child his age not just the itching but the appearance OF IT ALL!!
my daughter is 3 with low muscle tone. I was wondering if there is a good supplement that would help the low tone. She can sit well and stand with support but is not walking or talking.
San Antonio, Tx
With more and more children being effected with an inherited defective gene causing allergies, one would be led to think that their case is hopeless. Oh contrair. . .there is great hope. In my family there have been huge struggles with allergies as on one side is EE a food intolerance disorder like celiac disease, and the other side is celiac disease. Both are intolerances, which are no different than an exaggerated allergy. well, we've found a new alternative therapy called NAET that many chiropractors and accupuncturists are doing. It eliminates allergies! Permenantly! It's basically saved my daughter from malnutrition and even death. Please give it a try. They use a very effective allergy testing technique using your own or a suragate's muscles. So it is possible to test for offending foods even before the baby has tasted them! That's what I did, knowing allergies run in our families. Then we treated them shortly after that. I believe the immunity being strong will keep our kids healthy, and if we treat allergies that are bringing us down (whether known or unknown) that will go a long way in making healthy kids.
Los Angeles, CA
My son is going to be 9 months soon and his feet smell really bad all the time. I wash his feet at least twice a day and it doesnt help. I was wondering if anyone has ever heard of making a paste with baking soda. Please let me know if you do.
Rustenburg, North West, South Africa
U are doing a very fabulous job for humanity! I often visit ur site, and learn a lot. Today I want to discuss about my 7yrs old daughter.
Actually mam, she born by c-section with weight 3.5kg and with a small problem of heart hole i.e. she had VSD of 3.5mm which had decreased to 1.76mm after 3 months of birth by itself.
We never needed any type of treatment for this untill now but doctor always advised to protect her from infection and always gave her fast treatment for cold, cough or fever, she had been given antibiotic injections for all these problems many times and she has a little weak immune system. But her over weight has always been an issue!
She is an active baby. Now at age of 7, her weight is 36kgs! Her food intake is also very good but often she has stomach ache and her motions are normal but frequency is 2-3 times a day.
Please suggest remedies for overweight. Can I give her ACV?
Hope, Bc. Canada
Hope, Bc, Canada
Dear Ted, How are you? I hope very well. I am writing just to let you know a bad thing that happened to my son. He will be 2 on November 7th. I was so fool to give him a pacifier since birth. I was trusting what everybody else was doing and industries and doctors. How foolish of me! I don't trust them in anything! How could I trust them on this one! So I gave him the pacifier up to 4 days ago when I checked on the internet to see up to what age it is considered safe for the children's teeth to use the pacifier. Many websites were saying it is safe until 2 years of age, some say between 2 and 3 or 4. The site of Colgate, very honest people, says that it is safe until 6 years of age (safe for them and for the dentists not for the children). Then I found a few sites warning about the use of that dibolical object beyond 1 year of age. A site of an independent Japanese dentist said that if you keep using it up to 1 1/2 year chances of getting dental maloclusions is 30 %; if you keep it up to 2 years it is 60% , up to 3 years it is 100%. His was the only honest site I think. So I rushed to check my son's bite and it is completely spoiled. I hadn't noticed before but there is a huge gap between the upper and inferor teeth. When he closes his bite completely he can still stick most of the tongue out of the teeth! His mouth looks exactly as the picture of the pacifier damages shown in the Japanse site. I am horrified. And I have let this happen. Now it is too late. He will have a lot of trouble eating (which can potentially make the problem even worse as the face muscles try to adapt) and when his permanent teeth will come out he will have to wear braces for years. Thank you Avent, Gerber and so on. I couldn't find a warning abut this on Earthclinic and I think it would be a good idea to post my message to help mothers take wise decision. By the way I didn't give a pacifier to my older daughter and she has a perfect bite.
Got to run! Thank you!
New York, NY
Good information to pass on about the toxins in powdered baby formulas - from the CDC.