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Mama's Flu Recovery Remedies
Posted by Mary Martinez (Arcadia, CA) on 12/30/2022
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I was very ill with a horrible sore throat and phlem in my chest. I found a 3oz bottle filled with saline solution and threw the solution out. I then filled it with 3 drops Apple Cider Vinegar (Or less for those who think it may be too much) and filled the rest with distilled water or tap water. I threw my head back and sprayed my nostrils. It burned a little but took the pain of the sore throat away. Later I ate a 1/2 inch of fresh Ginger and chewed it. A lot of phlem came out. After a couple of days of doing this I was fine. Hopes this helps you.

Mama's Flu Recovery Remedies
Posted by Fouzi (Kuwait) on 12/17/2022
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Diluted hydrogen peroxide in the nebulizer is highly effective for cough and chest infection. The 1% solution of hydrogen peroxide seems to high. I use what Mercola recommends, which is the 0.1% or what Dr. Brownstein recommends, which is 0.04%. The dilution is done with saline. Try the diluted betadine for through soreness. This is done by diluting the 10% down to 0.5-1%. It is very effective.

I also use a home made mouthwash/gargle that is the best I a have ever used. Directions given below: Add 2 tablespoons of black seeds and 2 tablespoons of whole cloves to 800 ml of water in a pot. Boil it covered for 5-10 minutes, no more than that. Keep it covered till it cools to prevent evaporation. Strain it, then add 150 ml of apple cider vinegar then add water till it reaches 1 liter. Trust me, this is the best mouth wash I have ever used. It should be used after brushing.

Mama's Flu Recovery Remedies
Posted by Lulu (Toronto, Ontario) on 12/17/2022
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Hi Mama to Many,

For the persistent cough please try nebulizer with baking soda. ( 1 tea spoon of baking soda for the cup of water ).

I hope it will help your kid.

Mama's Flu Recovery Remedies
Posted by Mama to Many (TN) on 12/02/2022
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Our family has had the terrible flu that has been all over the country.

We are mostly better, but the cough lingers (and relapse is common.)

I have been drinking vinegar tea and that has helped some. But this morning, I squeezed the juice of one lemon into a mug and added hot water and that seemed to be more effective for this cough.

My 11 year old has had a relentless cough and, after 2 weeks, was not really improving. I started using the nebulizer on him yesterday with 2 teaspoons 1% hydrogen peroxide 4-5 times a day. To make 1% hydrogen peroxide, I mixed up a jar with 1/4 cup of 3% hydrogen peroxide and 1/2 cup of distilled water. I then use 2 teaspoons of this in the nebulizer as often as desired. His cough today has been noticeably less. I am using hydrogen peroxide from the drug store in the brown bottle.

I also used that same hydrogen peroxide in the ears (straight 3%, not diluted) for anyone whose ears felt stuffy. This flu has come with some ear and sinus pain after the first week, many of us have found.

We have also been using Nyquil to help us sleep. (Just like the commercial promised back in the 80's.) It seems that returning to normal activity and not enough sleep are the recipe for relapse.

This flu has also had a seriously painful sore throat. My son asked for a throat spray, but the store was out. I made my own - 2 Tablespoons of honey and 2 Tablespoons of warm water and 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract (not essential oil) I put that in a little spray bottle. It is tasty and helpful. Of course, gargling salt water is ideal, but a yummy spray is a better sell than gargling. :)

Take care everyone!

~Mama to Many~