We’ve had so much sickness in this house that I feel like a nurse at an infirmary. My husband lives with chronic illness, but has also been battling a cough which started as a cold, but won’t let go. It’s been going on for weeks now. Fortunately he has a doctor’s appointment soon.
Friday night both of my daughters ended up with fevers. The younger one was over it by Sunday. My oldest is still sick. When a severe sore throat was added to the mix, off to the doctor we went. Sure enough, she has strep throat. She’s had 3 doses of antibiotics thus far, so I’m hoping she’ll feel better today. The most irritating of things with all of it, is the coughing. She can’t stop and coughs so hard that she throws up. We’ve tried over-the-counter stuff and it doesn’t work. The doctor prescribed one that he says will work, but the government has regulated cough medicines to the point that drug companies are not making the precription strength ones that will actually stop a cough. We can’t track down the one that her doctor prescribed.
Cough drops sometimes help, but you can’t sleep with a cough drop in your mouth. Warm de-caf tea with honey helps some of the time, but it’s inconsistent. Someone once emailed me that you can put vapor rub on your feet and cover then with socks, and this will stop a cough. I don’t know about that one. It sounds outrageous, but at this point, I’m willing to try almost anything. Any ideas anyone?