Dr Pytlak offers tips on what parents can do to protect the whole family from colds and flu this season with some seasoned home remedies.
Edna Pytlak, MD
Functional foods for post-partum mothers include galactagogues to enhance breast feeding and teas to soothe colic.
Prolonged diarrhea causes dehydration and cellular depletion in the gastrointestinal lumen. Sodium-rich liquids and functional foods help restore gut balance.
Pain from ear infections can be reduced at home and during plane travel using ibuprofen and home remedies: cold water, warm compresses, and paper cups
High fevers; more fatigue; rapid onset of illness distinguish influenza from colds and other viral conditions. Here, more diagnostic pearls here from Dr. Pytlak's blog.
Persistent cough and bronchitis are common, and normal, among children. Here are some home treatments I have recommended.