Encore Episode: Helpful Home Remedies for Kids

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: Can a home remedy address your child's symptoms?
Air Date: 5/23/17
Duration: 14:03
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Naveen Mehrotra, MD, FAAP, AAP
naveen mehrotraDr. Naveen Mehrotra is a pediatrician in private practice. Dr. Mehrotra completed his medical training from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and his Pediatric training at the University of Chicago.

Practicing in Central New Jersey with one of the highest concentrations of South Asians, Dr. Mehrotra is dedicated to improving the health of South Asian immigrants. With a lack of awareness in areas such as disease prevention within the community, Dr. Mehrotra helped found the Shri Krishna Nidhi (SKN) Foundation, a community based non-profit organization to address these needs at a grassroots level which has a mission to promote well being through community based education. SKN believes that proper physical health, spiritual, and cultural health all lead to a person’s well-being.

Projects of the SKN Foundation help to further this mission. To help achieve these educational goals, the Foundation also propagates scholarship programs based on merit and need.

Dr. Mehrotra had also been a key person in the founding of the South Asian Total Health Initiative (SATHI), a research and education based initiative at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School where he is also a volunteer faculty.
Encore Episode: Helpful Home Remedies for Kids
Over-the-counter cough and cold medicines aren’t encouraged by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

Because of this, many parents are reaching for “natural” remedies without knowing the efficacy and side effects.

For example, many of these medicines have a form of honey. Honey in any form shouldn’t be given to children under one year of age.

Here are some potential remedies:

  • Cold: saline spray, steam or menthol inhalant for the sinuses
  • Car sickness: ventilation, breaks and ginger
  • Restlessness: chamomile
Keep in mind, these recommended remedies should be discussed with your pediatrician. Not every remedy works for every child. You want to be certain that any supplement you use will not harm your individual child.

Listen as Dr. Naveen Mehrotra joins Melanie Cole, MS, to discuss natural ways to address ailments.
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