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Monday, March 5, 2012

The BEST thing for croup


BEST thing for CROUP!! I hate CROUP. My grandma told me about this 10 years ago when my then 2 year old was suffering with nasty croup.  It has been a lifesaver ever since with my boys who have all had reoccurring croup and other respiratory crap...

1 cup Ice
1 cup Rubbing Alcohol
Bowl
Hand Towel
Washcloth

Put washcloth, ice and alcohol into bowl and cover with hand towel for 1 minute. Ring out wash cloth, wrap around neck of child and cover with hand towel to help subside fumes. Leave on until washcloth is warm and repeat until croup cough loosens.

I would love to know if anyone has come across any other old remedies for croup and if you try my grandma's so leave a comment :)

9 comments:

Melissa said...

Thanks so much for sharing. Think I am going to try it tonight with my daughter :) Found on pinterest.

The Glaser Family said...

My kiddos are just getting over Croup as we speak, and these two remedies always help my kids:
1. Rub vapor rub on childs chest and neck, then sit in the bathroom (door closed) with scalding hot shower running until cough subsides.
2. Rub vapor rub on childs feet, top and bottom, and then put socks on them.
Both have worked like a charm for my kids, and my 5 year old son has had Croup 11 times since he was two...

missmarquisha said...

I just wanted to tell you that I just tried this on my nephew who has had this horrible bark like cough for the last few days. When he went 10 minutes without coughing, I was surprised, but then he went a whole hour with no cough and actually fell asleep! I am amazed! I called his mom at 1 A.M to let her know that I found a remedy. I hope you read this so that you can know you helped provide my nephew with some relief. How often do you have to repeat this?

The Cundick Family said...

I repeat as necessary:) I'm so glad it helped :)

B Moore said...

I have the spring crud so am going to try this also the lady who puts vicks on the feet, this works for menstral cramps, sleeplessness, breaking a fever, and probably lots of other things as well.

Sweets said...

What age is this safe at? 9mnth oldm

Katie Kunstman said...

My son has been dealing with croop and this barking cough for three days... I thought this was weird at first but when I put it on it helped immediately and then went a whole hour with no cough and actually fell asleep! I am amazed! He is and has been resting asleep for almost two hours now. Thank you so much for sharing.

Calei Griffice said...

This works! I am so relieved that my poor baby is now getting some much needed sleep! On the first application his cough slowed way down but didn't stop completely. So I re wetted the wash cloth and did a second application. He has stopped coughing completely and is sound asleep! THANK YOU for this tip!!

Unknown said...

I am a desperate Mom trying this remedy. I am on my second application. I am hoping for the best! Thank you for sharing.