Stress was a word that came to mind all week. Last week felt like the longest week ever and now this week ins't much better. After many months of being off work; on the eve of starting back my baby gets sick. And it was not just a little cough. His first big sickness was a doozy. He had a high fever for 4 days, followed by a rash for 3 days. After calling the doctor on Labor day, going to visit the doctor a few days later when the fever was still up and then calling the nurse after the rash appeared; it was discovered he had a virus called Roseola. I had never heard of this before, but after googling it this was definitely what he had; high fever for days, breaks suddenly, followed by a rash causing them to be very irritable, tired and not so hungry.
My whole first week back to work and had a really sick little one at home! So how can I help my baby in the most natural way possible? Also, how can I keep my stress levels down? Here are some tips that worked for us over the past 2 weeks. Little man is feeling much better and looking for a less hectic week this week! Then, my husband is up throwing up all night long. He has a fever, chills, and stomach ache. Here we go again! I need to make sure I do not get sick.
Let's start with taking care of my little man. Once I discovered he had a high fever, the first thing to do is administer medicine. I hate taking medicine myself and we mostly only take holistic medicine at our house that is free of artificial colors, flavors and preservatives. I got out our Little Remedies Acetaminophen. Unlike the other name brands, it has limited ingredients with
No artificial flavors or artificial dyes, no high fructose corn syrup or saccharin, no aspirin or ibuprofen, and no parabens.
When I had a hard time finding it, I thought about getting the Tylenol Dye-Free one. It was dye free, but also included a list of words I didn't know what they meant and Potassium Sorbate (a carcinogenic preservative), sucralose, sucrose and "flavors". This flavors, even when it says "natural flavors" is a catch all term incl