Oh, evil croup. Why couldn't you just have been a regular ol' cold? Those familiar sniffles would be more appreciated than your menacing "bark" of a cough. Especially when it's coming out of a little tiny body.
I didn't know Victoria had croup until the cough started last night. Then, it was unmistakable! Anyone out there have a good remedy for croup? Maybe there's nothing I can do except wait it out and continuing to do what I've been doing for her. Here's what I've given her:
Our "concoction", baby style (once daily):
1) bit of OJ
2) bit of Vit C powder
3) a squirt of Ecinacea
4) tiny bit of colloidal silver
And to this, I've also been giving her a "cough tea" all throughout the day which is made of:
1) Red clover tops
2) Licorice root
3) Ginger root
And then once a day, I also give her a squirt of elderberry tincture. I've made sure she was in a cool room last night while sleeping, and today I'm going to get a cold-air humidifier. Should I keep giving her Motrin for pain? I can't really tell if her throat hurts or not. She's acting mostly normal now, except for the hoarse voice. No fever.
Our only local health store is limited on what they have, so I doubt I'd be have time to get anything new online this late in the game, but since croup can be common among babies, I'd like to be prepared next time.
Any thoughts from my dear readers out there?