6 Quick Relief Remedies That Make Life Easier For A Dad Like Me

Thursday, 17 September 2020

These 6 quick relief remedies are what we use for our two children because they definitely make life a lot easier for us.

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Fast-acting and quick relief remedies are an important part of our trusted arsenal for our babies. Let’s face it, no matter how much we try to do our best in protecting our kids from any type of itch, bite, scratch, or pain, the inevitable unfavorable situation is bound to happen. 

Six quick relief remedies that make life easier for a dad like me

6 Quick Relief Remedies That Make Life Easier For A Dad Like Me


    Keeping a kiddie first aid kit 


    It’s important to keep a first aid kit for children because this will come in handy for situations that need immediate attention but do not warrant a trip to the doctor. 

    As such, we try to keep stock of essentials in our baby bag. Aside from multivitamin supplements, we also keep a bottle of paracetamol (either Biogesic or Calpol) for sudden fevers, Disudrin to provide our kids an almost instant relief when allergic rhinitis becomes worse, and Erceflora Probiotic Supplement for upset stomach and diarrhea. 

    Again, these are all approved by our pediatrician so you should also do the same when you want to keep bottles or packets of medicine in your bag. 

    Essentials that make life easier for Daddy and Mommy


    Aside from medicines, we also keep topical medication to provide remedy whenever our children experience some redness or irritation on their skin or discomfort anywhere else in their body. 

    Here are some of the brands that we love and have been using for years: 

    1. Mustela Diaper Cream 


    We have tried several diaper cream brands when our first baby was born. It was trial and error, naturally because Khris and I were first-time parents. However, what we found the most effective is the Mustela Diaper Cream. 

    A tube of Mustela diaper cream as quick relief for rashes
    Mustela diaper cream

    What we do like about it was how fast it provides relief against diaper rash. We would just use a small amount to coat the affected areas and after two or three applications, the soreness is gone. 

    What also convinced us about this product is its consistency; it is not too thick to the point that it was like coating our baby’s behind with adhesive. Even so, it is protective enough against recurrence of rashes. 

    2. Desowen Cream and Lotion 


    We use Desowen Cream and Lotion for red spots, rashes, and other itchiness that may appear on our babies’ arms, body, or even the face. Just a little of this light lotion will provide almost instant relief, even eliminating redness almost right away. 

    A bottle of Desowen cream and lotion as quick relief for skin irritation
    Desowen cream and lotion

    It contains mild corticosteroid that is safe for babies. However, we do use this with caution still. It’s just my personal apprehension for anything with steroid in it. 

    3. Xylogel 


    Xylogel is our ever-reliable natural oral teething gel for both of our children. Our two kids love Xylogel's bubblegum flavor, so it's effortless to apply this on gums. But more importantly, it’s really effective in relieving teething pain. 

    Xylogel oral teething gel as quick relief for teething pain
    Xylogel

    We use it especially at night to ensure that our babies sleep soundly. Recently, we forgot to put Xylogel on our second baby's gums so he kept crying and waking up at night. When we finally figured it out and used Xylogel, he was sleeping much more comfortably. 

    4. Betadine Cold Defense Nasal Spray 


    This is one of our recent discoveries. We did not know that this product existed until it was recommended to us by our pediatrician as a quick relief against colds. 

    A bottle of Betadine Cold Defense Nasal Spray for kids
    Betadine cold defense nasal spray

    It's good to use it at the onset of colds because it will prevent it from worsening. Anyway, our pediatrician is quite paranoid when it came to respiratory diseases, including simple colds, since there is a COVID-19 pandemic. As such, she wanted us to use medications that can address respiratory illness at the quickest possible time and Betadine Cold Defense Nasal Spray is one of those products. 

    This is quite hard to find in drugstores though because not many drugstores carry it. 

    5. Betadine Gargle 


    Betadine gargle is good for curing mild diseases of the mouth and throat such as minor cough and sores. When our firstborn recently had a fever, he developed some coughing and two or three mouth sores. We used this antiseptic for cleaning his mouth. 

    A bottle of Betadine gargle as quick relief for cough and throat irritation
    Betadine gargle

    Since he does not know how to gargle yet, his doctor said that what we can do is to saturate a cotton bud with the liquid and apply it on his gums and around the walls of his mouth. It does not taste or smell good (it’s Betadine!) but it sure did its job fast. 

    6. Flotera 


    Technically not a topical medicine, Flotera (BioGaia ProTectis) is a probiotic supplement that can strengthen the tummy and the overall immune response of children. 

    A small bottle of Flotera probiotic drops for tummy ache relief and immunity boost
    Flotera

    Our doctor told us that when there is an upper respiratory infection, the microbes can go down to the tummy because, well, babies swallow their saliva (plus milk and food, of course). 

    Flotera gives a boost to the good bacteria in the tummy to help fight the bad bacteria. Only a few drops of this is what you need for a quick dose of wellness. 

    Epilogue 


    Those are the six quick relief remedies that we trust and keep a supply of in our baby bag. Keep in mind though that if symptoms worsen, do not hesitate to go to your pediatrician. Also, I am reminding you again to consult your doctor first before using on or giving anything to your children.

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