TABLE 2.

Home Remedies for Fever, Colic, and Teething

ConditionRemedyKnowledge, % (N = 107)Use, % (N = 107)
FeverAcetaminophen*9877.6
Cool bath*8548.3
Isopropyl alcohol*7138.3
Cool drinks/popsicles11.20
Undress child10.30
Ibuprofen10.30
Warm feet8.40
Potatoes or onions in socks6.50
ColicCatnip*34.68.4
Senna extract*25.24.7
Other (asafetida, paregoric, or bicarbonate)13.10
Chamomile*7.50
Walk6.50
Cigarette smoke5.60
Simethicone drops4.70
Vacuum/steam3.70
Cover head3.70
Massage2.80
Gripe water*1.90
TeethingOver-the-counter benzocaine gel*97.257
Teething object35.27.5
Whiskey*34.61.9
Penny*16.80
Ice cubes/popsicles13.30
Egg11.40
Spices (asafetida, cloves, or vanilla)4.80
  • * Responses given in closed-ended questions.

  • Responses given in open-ended questions.