Q: What’s the best solution for a congested cough?
A: Lots of fluids and steam are great for coughs, as is reducing the consumption of dairy products and fried foods. I also use homeopathy with my kids and BOIRON USA has a handy medicine finder that helps you locate a remedy that fits your (or your child’s) specific condition. If your child is over the age of 1, honey can also be a great cough soother and a few drops of essential oils, such as eucalyptus, may be helpful when mixed with a carrier oil (such as olive oil) and rubbed onto the chest.

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Nancy Massotto is the Founder and Director of the Holistic Moms Network, a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Nancy has a passion for living holistic and works to help parents connect, learn and support one another on their journeys through parenting and holistic living. Find more information about Nancy on her website or follow her on Facebook and Twitter.