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When I started looking for some DIY/ natural cures and home remedies…I was left with some slim pickins. Especially when it came to natural cures for kids.
So, I thought, why not write my own. I wanted to provide the information I learned with others in case they may be in the same boat.
I hope you will be able use and apply some of these methods. Again, this is what worked for us. I will start off with the timeline of events what led up to the strep, and the down slope of recovery. Then I will break down what we did, why, and the effects.
Here we go..
Day 1: Darling D woke up stating that her throat was bothering her. At this point I should have been more “in tuned“. However, being optimistic I just thought that she may have caught a lot of ZZZZ with her mouth opened and she was dried out. As the day progressed she really didn’t say anything more about her throat.
Day 2: Darling D woke up again stating her throat was bothering her. Ok, mommy radar started to sound. Yet, still being optimistic I stated that she needed to take it easy today. Thinking maybe she was fighting off a common cold, and her body could kick it. No more mention of anything.
Day 3: Darling D woke up in the middle of the night with a fever. Ding, Ding, Ding, full blown mommy radar. Symptoms had now progressed to sore throat, lethargicness, stuffy nose and fever. Yet no cough, and no runny nose. First thing that came up was tonsillitis. Oh boy! What is one to think.. .Being me of course, my first reaction is thinking the worst I’m thinking hospitals, and surgery… bla, bla, bla. it’s a really good thing I have a level headed husband to keep me grounded.. Darling D rested all day, an by the end of the day she seamed to be doing a lot better. Yet we made a big mistake… Orange Juice!!! Lesson learned never give a sore throat citrus.
Day 4: I blame to OJ…. The Fever returned, along with all of the other symptoms. Ok, something was going on, what was it… and then it happened “open up and say AAAhh.. White spots, oh the dreaded white spots. As soon as that happened I knew, it is not tonsillitis. It is strep throat! Oh my poor baby! I am so thankful to have a holistic based RN in the family. My husband got on the phone with her and she provided us with some grateful information, some of which I already knew.. But I guess in the heat of the moment, you kind of forget.. Darling D’s new destination was couch bound. Frozen fruit, veggie broth, and lots and lots of water was on the menu for the next few days.
Day 5: I must say being a couch potato with my little girl was nice. However, seeing her not feeling well, was not. Rest, rest, rest.. A big key.
Day 6: Darling D was back to her old self.. Agh, welcome back!
So we knocked out strep throat in 6 days without using antibiotics.
Here is why Antibiotics are at the bottom of my list, I only use antibiotics when I absolutely have to, and here is why. They kill everything within your body, Yes, they kill the bad bacteria, but they also kill the good. Therefore, leaving your body vulnerable to everything. I have heard people say well it’s a good way to start over. They have that right. Yes, you are starting over, but is that in anyway good? Nope. It takes years to build up good flora (good white cells). Remember, inside our bodies there is a constant battle going on. “Good guys, VS bad guys“. If you destroy all of the good guys, the bad guys always win, and its much easier to gain bad guys, than good. That means “sickness” in all shapes and sizes. That’s a no go in my book.
One thing I want to make sure I add, always trust your instincts. If no improvement is seen you may need to contact a healthcare provider.
Again, I hope this helps you and your family.
Stay Healthy Friends,