parents: have no fear, your bedside reading companion has come to save
the day...or night! Salt In Your Sock and Other Tried-and-True
Home Remedies™ (Three Rivers Press, February 2003),
by Dr. Lillian Beard, is a compilation of more than one hundred antidotes
for your children's most common illnesses.
a practicing pediatrician for more than twenty-five years, Dr. Lillian
Beard has collected hundreds of secret recipes passed along by her patients’
families, some treasured for generations, that use all-natural ingredients
to bring relief for a multitude of common ailments. Now she shares those
families’ favorite cures in a book that blends the best of traditional
medicine and time-tested folk wisdom.
Beard begins Salt in Your Sock™
by helping parents assemble an all-natural medicine cabinet, including
many everyday items you probably already have in your cupboard. ginger,
garlic, onions, oatmeal, baking soda, lemons, tea, and more.
This A to Z guide to the ailments that
most commonly affect children includes a complete description of each
problem, warning signs for when you need to call the doctor, a review
of conventional treatments, and a Parents’ Report for what works.
Whether your concern is a baby’s rash, colic, or teething pain,
or your teen’s agony with acne, Dr. Beard offers a variety of
suggestions from parents who have used them for decades. She also steers
parents away from quack remedies that can do more harm than good.
Does your child have an earache? Fill
a sock with salt warmed in a frying pan, then gently hold the sock against
the painful ear. Diaper rash? Dab milk of magnesia on the spot, or try
the Italian cure of a garlic oil rub.
Salt in Your Sock™
is the perfect combination of an experienced pediatrician’s sage
advice and parents’ folk wisdom. It may reduce your calls to the
doctor and help you work more effectively with your pediatrician to
comfort and soothe your sick child.