A new one for me

  1. 4th grader came in complaining of a sore throat. States her throat been sore for a week now. Took her temperature and no fever. Asked her what mom said she said mom just been giving her cough medicine. ok..gave student a drink of water. Spoke with mom and mom wanted me to give her warm salt water couldn't find any salt... gave her plain water... first time somebody ever ask for salt water .....back to class she goes just wondering if any of you school nurses had parents to ask for weird stuff
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  3. by   Flare
    i live in an area with a large ethnic population and it is not uncommon for the parents to start a home remedy and then want me to continue it at school. I usually won't indulge. But I have learned a lot about interesting home remedies - butter and salt on a bruise?? That was a new one for me.
  4. by   grammy1
    We do warm salt water gargles, but I wouldn't give a child salt water to drink.
  5. by   NutmeggeRN
    What grammy1 said. To gargle!!
  6. by   ruby_jane
    I used to buy the Morton's salt in the blue box for SWG. By the end of the year it got all clumpy. Last year I realized I can buy individual salt packets through MacGill's catalog. SWG is a mainstay up in here because it's one of the few things I can actually do to help a kid feel better.
  7. by   dakotadenise
    I do salt water gargles all the time for my sore throats, but I caution them not to drink it.
  8. by   mrsfoster601
    Quote from Flare
    i live in an area with a large ethnic population and it is not uncommon for the parents to start a home remedy and then want me to continue it at school. I usually won't indulge. But I have learned a lot about interesting home remedies - butter and salt on a bruise?? That was a new one for me.
    Butter and salt....LOL really
  9. by   mrsfoster601
    Quote from grammy1
    We do warm salt water gargles, but I wouldn't give a child salt water to drink.
    Right..I was thinking the same thing
  10. by   mrsfoster601
    Quote from dakotadenise
    I do salt water gargles all the time for my sore throats, but I caution them not to drink it.
    Well unfortunately at this school I can't give anything like that unless it's a doctor's order
  11. by   scuba nurse
    Quote from grammy1
    We do warm salt water gargles, but I wouldn't give a child salt water to drink.
    DITTO
  12. by   BeckyESRN
    I had a girl ask me for apple cider vinegar today. She said that she drinks it for cough, no thank you!
  13. by   mrsfoster601
    WOW...LOL
  14. by   mrsfoster601
    Quote from dakotadenise
    I do salt water gargles all the time for my sore throats, but I caution them not to drink it.
    But wait a minute salt seems like it would irritate the throat more

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