Got a Little Sickie? These Safe Home Remedies Will Quiet Your Child's Cough in No Time

Cough medicines aren't safe for children under 6, but these natural cough remedies for kids are -- and will help them feel better fast (17 Photos)

Patty Onderko on Jan 1, 2013 at 5:55PM

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Get Her to Gargle

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a Patty Onderko on Jan 1, 2013 at 9:01PM

Chicken soup too much work? Take away the chicken, the noodles, and the veggies, and what do you have? Warm, salty water -- which is another time-tested, expert-approved cough remedy. Again, no one’s really sure why this works, though it could be that the salt absorbs excess fluid from swollen throat tissues, temporarily reducing their size and making them less tender. What to do: Mix a teaspoon of salt in a cup of warm water and have your child gargle as many swigs as she can.

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