I don't have vicks vapor rub, but I do have some camphor ointment I use for bee stings. I think that may substitute, I'll definitely give it a try! Thanks!
Originally Posted by chicken grandma
Stacykins- I took my son to the doctor yesterday. He had pneumonia! It was bacterial (community pneumonia/walking pneumonia) so you may need an antibiotic, even without a fever!
Do you have a med center near you that is open this late? If so, ZITHROMAX is what they gave us to treat this MICOPLASMA infection! Does that sound like something our chickens get or what????????? No, we did not get it from chickens.... it does not cross species. Z-PACK is what the doctor called the antibiotic. And I am giving my son a probiotic too.
Someone told us that a teaspoon of whiskey mixed with a teaspoon of honey works. Keeping you in my prayers! Let us know how you are.
My goodness, Chicken Grandma, I hope your son is improving! I don't think it is pneumonia in my case, since my lungs sound clear (heh, owning a stethoscope is handy sometimes), but I do plan on going to the doctor tomorrow if I can be squeezed in. The whiskey and honey almost sounds like a concentrated hot toddy! I may give it a whirl, if anything it may help with getting to sleep!