It’s no secret that pharmaceuticals are constantly trying to make our healthcare practitioners to recommend prescriptions even if they’re the best option for your children. Some studies show that 80% of most treatment options are in fact synthetic drugs.
But what if I told you there may be a way to avoid relying on these medications?
That’s when essential oils need to come into your life.
Before we explore what pediatric prescription you may be able to avoid, I want to clarify one issue for the sake of your family’s health. If your child shows no sign of improvement or even worsening symptoms, go visit your family doctor immediately. As much I’ve come to rely on essential oils, they also have their limits.
7 Pediatric Drugs You May Be Able to Replace With Essential Oils
1. Prednisolone Sodium Phosphate 1.2 %
Pediatricians normally prescribe to treat a great variety of chronic diseases ranging from allergic reactions, arthritis, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, adrenocortical insufficiency, and asthma attacks.
While this medication is extremely versatile it can also cause a myriad of troubling side effects in your children. Chief among these are: osteoporosis, muscle weakness, ulcers, glucose intolerance (particularly dangerous for any diabetics), and can culminate in extreme mood swings with chronic insomnia.
You can try to replace this drug with lavender and frankincense essential oil. I recommend applying them on your child’s feet and chest. For respiratory complications like asthma, diffuse it in water and heat it up so it can be inhaled.
There is a massive epidemic of diagnosing too many children with ADHD, especially when they my just have some behavior that needs to be improved. And behind these massive diagnoses lie the interests of pharmaceuticals that are seeking to capitalize on this trend.
Worst of all is that other disorders are often misdiagnosed as ADHD.
The problem with Adderall is that it can wreak serious havoc on your child’s health in the form of loss appetite, vomiting, weight loss, constipation, restlessness, diarrhea, extreme stomach pain, and even insomnia.
Just looking at this list looks like it’s recipe for a traumatizing childhood.
To possibly avoid relying on Adderall, I recommend trying out peppermint, lavender, and vetiver oils in massages or even in warm water to be inhaled.
An inner ear infection is one of the most painful things that can happen to anyone growing up. Cefdinir is commonly used to treat this and other infections in your child’s lungs, throat, tonsils, and larynx.
The problem with relying on Cefdinir is that it can cause some serious complication in your child’s digestive system in the form abdominal pain, vomiting, dark urine, continual nausea, fatigue, strangely colored feces, and even other signs of infection.
I recommend using frankincense, lemon, or peppermint oils. Try giving a glass of water with a few of these drops or apply these oils directly on their chest, throat, or feet.
Alternatively, you can also try using this very strange trick to deal with ear infections.
4. Montelukast (AKA Singulair)
Pediatricians normally prescribe this medication to help our children fight asthma, acute asthma attacks after strenuous activity, minor complications in their respiratory systems, and even allergic rhinitis.
The problem with Montelukast is that it can cause your child to have trouble sleeping, fits of coughs (strange considering what it’s normally used for), nausea, and feeling extremely weak
One particular warning about this medication, if your child shows a severe form of the listed side effects, go seek medical attention immediately.
One recommendation is to try out lavender by rubbing it on your child’s feet or ingesting a diluted dose in a glass of water.
5. Extended Release Ritalin (AKA Concerta)
Here we have yet another product commonly pushed to treat the over diagnosed ADHD/ADD malaise that apparently has taken a grip over our children.
Like Adderall before it, Concerta can also some serious health complications to your child. People who’ve used this before have reported a sever loss of appetite, dry mouth, respiratory infections, and abdominal pain.
Even its own website warns potential patients that they may even need medical attention if they suffer any of these side effects. Yikes.
I recommend using vetiver oil as massage oil or consuming a diluted dose in a glass of water.
This is a potent antibiotic to treat bronchial infections, pneumonia, middle ear infections, and sinus infections.
Like most antibiotics, Azithromycin can really mess up the natural rhythm of your child’s digestive system by causing diarrhea, vomiting, and acute abdominal pain. Some people have also reported allergic reactions to it in the form hives and difficulty breathing.
This is so strong that it’s even recommend to seek medical attention the moment you suspect your child may be allergic to it.
Peppermint oil is my ideal recommendation that may be able to replace this. Diffuse it into some water or apply it to your child’s feet and chest.
Yet another antibiotic, this is commonly prescribed to treat urinary infections, skin infections, and respiratory infections.
Like most antibiotics, Amoxicillin can cause a lot of discomfort in your child’s digestive system.
To potentially replace this I recommend using frankincense, peppermint, and lemon oils. Make sure to dilute them in a glass of water.
Armed with this, you may be able to entirely avoid relying on some these medications and their powerful medications.
Again, if your child shows no sign of improvement or is reacting in a negative way, please contact your family doctor immediately.