TABLE 4.

Harmful and Unusual Remedies for Fever, Teething, and Colic Listed by Caregivers

RemedyNo. of Responses (%) (N = 107)
Isopropyl alcohol*71 (34.6)
Penny/buttons on string around neck*19 (17.8)
Egg13 (12.1)
Warm feet8 (7.5)
Tobacco smoke*7 (6.5)
Potatoes or onions in socks7 (6.5)
Bicarbonate*4 (3.7)
Asafetida*4 (3.7)
Paregoric*2 (1.9)
Puppy licks mouth2 (1.9)
Chew on chicken bone2 (1.9)
  • * Remedy may be harmful.