Now that the FDA has recommended cough and cold medicine not be given to children under six, you are probably wondering what you should do when your child becomes ill this winter. Here are some suggestions from Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine.
“Most of the viruses and common colds that circulate every year go away on their own without any medication,” adds Dr. Benzick, pediatrician on the medical staff at Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine. “These medications only help relieve the symptoms—not kill the virus. Usually, a virus like that will run its course in about five to 10 days.”