Warding Off the Common Cold in Young Children
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.
Postpartum Remedies for Better Breast Milk
Functional foods for post-partum mothers include galactagogues to enhance breast feeding and teas to soothe colic.
Diarrhea: Home Remedies to Help Rehydrate and to Soothe the Gut
Prolonged diarrhea causes dehydration and cellular depletion in the gastrointestinal lumen. Sodium-rich liquids and functional foods help restore gut balance.
Home Remedies for Ear Pain on the Ground and in the Air
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
What Distinguishes Influenza From Other Respiratory Viruses?
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.
Home Remedies for Bronchitis: Maybe Your Mother Was Right?
Persistent cough and bronchitis are common, and normal, among children. Here are some home treatments I have recommended.