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Sleepless Nights When Your Child Has Croup

Author: Elena M.
Date: 08-25-2013
Views: 5,159
Word Count: 254
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Testimonial ID: 8835-OR

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My son has suffered with croup since his infant stages. He is now 4 and it has been at least a year since since I've been woken up in the middle of the night by that "barking" cough. In the past I would steam the shower and sit in the bathroom with him, if it was winter, I would bundle him up right after and take him outside to breath in the cold air afterwards. By the next afternoon he would be suffering with a high fever and I would call my doctor and he would prescribe a steroid to stop the croup. This happened often for the first couple of years.

Now that I have blessed with finding Young Living's oils, I tried something different. Of course I didn't have the oils I really wanted to experiment with (Thieves and Breath Again) so I used what I had. When I steamed the shower, I put drops of Peppermint in the shower so the smell would hopefully relieve his congestion.

After sitting in the steamed filled bathroom with the Peppermint, I then used RC on his neck and chest. I also put Purification and Lavender on his feet.

The next morning and throughout the day I diffused Purification with Peppermint and Lavender. I also applied RC on his chest and neck a few times.

That night, we did not get woken up by the "barking" cough - no fever...just a good night's rest! I was pleasantly surprised by the results.

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