My daughter has had a cough for several weeks. Thankfully, it’s almost gone now. When it first started, I worried it could turn to pneumonia. Right before Christmas she had a fever, was wheezing, and coughing up mucus; so I decided to take her to the doctor to make sure it hadn’t turned to pneumonia (they listen for crackle sounds). Thankfully, it hadn’t. I am pretty proactive with giving her natural remedies as soon as symptoms arise.
The most effective remedies I’ve used and have seen results:
Garlic Oil : crush garlic (use a garlic press if you have one) and put it in olive oil, let sit a few minutes and then rub oil on the soles of feet and or chest. I do this three times a day when things are really bad. Garlic is a great antiviral and antibiotic! It helps reduce fevers and clears up ear infections!
Do Terra’s Breathe Blend/Eucalyptus Essential Oil: Put 4 drops in a bath or in an oil (jojoba, olive, coconut, etc-whatever your preference) and rub on chest or soles of feet. I add a few drops to the humidifier too.
Slippery Elm Tea: I mix the powder with warm water or juice.
To prevent coughs from turning into pneumonia, create an environment with lots of humidity to loosen mucus (run shower while taking a bath) and do percussion tapping (basically tap back and chest).
*Again, I’m not a doctor; but these are things that have helped our family. Only you can decide how to treat your family*