A few weeks ago Finn started getting a wet cough and it quickly progressed into a “barking” cough. It was super scary and I was so thankful that one of my girlfriends had previous experience with this and gave me some awesome advice. I want to share the info just in case you need it in the future. (But I hope that you don’t!)
Marjoram Oil – Apply diluted to chest and back around the lung area as needed (we applied it about 6 times a day)
Breathe Blend Oil – Apply to feet and diffuse during sleeping times
Cold Air – Take baby outside into cold air, wrapped in blanket, for 20 minutes before bedtime.
Steam – Let baby sit in bathroom with the shower running to get the benefits of the steam. (I just took Finn in the shower with me since he’s old enough to sit up and play) We did bath/shower whenever possible 1-2 times a day.
Honey – Finn is over 12 months so we gave him a teaspoon of honey to relieve the pain from his cough and he seemed to like that a lot. 🙂
I also applied other oils as needed for congestion which you can see in this post.
This regimen helped so much and after two days his cough was back to a phlegm producing wet cough and the “bark” was completely gone…and I could sleep again. Whew! No hospital trips, no nebulizer treatments. I’m so thankful. That being said…
I’m all about caring for my children naturally at home when possible but I’m also so thankful for the medical profession and the care they can give when my resources are exhausted. It is SO important that you watch your babies carefully when they are dealing with barking or any other respiratory issues so that if they come to a point where they can’t catch their breath, that you get them in to be treated by professionals quickly.
And as you know….
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We’re finally all healthy over here! I hope you and yours are healthy and happy too!