Wednesday, October 14, 2009

dye free cough syrup

Since flu season hit so early here, I've found myself with 3 coughing children this week. I don't like to give a lot of medicine, but when they are hacking away so bad that nobody can sleep, it seemed something was needed.

I actually had 2 kinds of cough syrup on hand after I threw away the purple stuff. One was a clear Triaminic. The other was NatraBio children's cough syrup from the health food store. Both have helped. My children tolerated the taste of both, even though the homeopathic one smelled pretty strong. I have been unable to find more the of the clear Triaminic now that we ran out, but I've only checked Kroger so far. The good news is, you do have choices besides the rainbow colored ones. Even if your kids are healthy, keep an eye out for the dye free Motrin and cough products now so you already have them when you need them. You'll be glad you did.


Violets said...

Oh, oh, oh! Dye free triaminic!
I'm psyched, have NOT seen that before. Do you know if there is/was a decongestant in there?
(flu season hit pretty early and hard here, too, and we've decided that youngest does indeed have some issues with dye.)

food dye diaries said...

No, decongestant in that Triaminic, but I think another one has it. Tylenol Cold comes dye free and I think that has one. I stocked up on that when I found it on sale