Colds (URIs), cough, doterra lavender, doterra peppermint, Essential Oils, Fevers, Flu, health & wellness, holistic wellness, natural remedies, sinus issues, sore throat

Natural Cold (URI) Remedies

Yesterday, my girl was feeling bad, stuffy, headache, sore throat, a little nausea, and so upset about it all. She is such a healthy child, she doesn't do sick well, it brings tears. This just means I need to try double hard to make it go away quicker... how do you chase a cold, a… Continue reading Natural Cold (URI) Remedies

Fevers, Hand Foot and Mouth, Rashes, sore throat

Hand, Foot and Mouth…..and Butt??

I've been on call this weekend, and gotten quite a few calls about fevers and rashes that sound like Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease. This illness is very common during the Spring and Summer months, is highly contagious, and very common among young children. For those of you that are wondering, is this the same thing… Continue reading Hand, Foot and Mouth…..and Butt??

Allergies, Colds (URIs), Fevers, nausea, sore throat, stomach pain, strep throat, vomiting

Is that sore throat Strep? How to know…

It's spring time, which means it's the season for Strep Throat! Not that strep has to be in season, but spring is the most common time for strep. I've gotten a call today from a parent asking me if I would call in an antibiotic because her daughter has a sore throat and stomach ache.… Continue reading Is that sore throat Strep? How to know…

Allergies, cough, eczema, food allergies, sore throat

Don’t eat that egg…You’re allergic to Ragweed…Huh??

Why in the world would I be telling you not to eat eggs if your allergic to Ragweed?? Concomitant Food Allergies. Did you know there are certain foods that can make your environmental allergies worse? There are also foods that can worsen food allergies and food intolerance. These are called Concomitant or Synergistic Allergies. When certain… Continue reading Don’t eat that egg…You’re allergic to Ragweed…Huh??

Allergies, cough, eczema, food allergies, sore throat

Springtime & Sneezes…You might have allergies if…

AAAACCHHOOOO! Excuse me! We're having a little problem with allergies already this spring, how about you?!? It's Springtime and allergies are in full flare! I love Spring, it is my favorite season! The grass is so green, the flowers are so pretty and brilliant, the birdies are singing, the air is warming up, what's not to… Continue reading Springtime & Sneezes…You might have allergies if…

dehydration, diarrhea, Fevers, gastroenteritis, nausea, Parenting, sore throat, strep throat, violence, vomiting

Yuck, the “throw ups”…Do I need to be worried because my child is vomiting??

Well, tonight's post wrote itself when friends of mine called to make sure they were doing the right thing for their daughter that had been vomiting all day. I saw kids of all ages today that had nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.  So, it sounds like the best parenting advice right now would be on managing… Continue reading Yuck, the “throw ups”…Do I need to be worried because my child is vomiting??