Re: Son can't take cold meds
what cold meds have you tried, and how does he react to them?
to ease coughing, i always give my three year old hot honey and lemon mixed with water and apple juice, and it works really well. a good steamy bathroom works great to loosen up a cough too. i also completely cut out all dairy products for the duration of the cold, and i try to add as much natural vitamin c to her diet as well (citrus fruits and sweet potatoes are her favorites!). my three year old also loves to eat pace picante sauce and chips -- the medium is spicy enough to make her nose run, but not so bad that it hurts her -- so i let her have it as a treat when she has a cold! it sounds weird, but it works!
anyway, those are just a few natural things we do at home... hope it helps!