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Safe Cough and Cold Remedies for Children


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.

• Use nasal saline drops.
• Elevate the head of the crib.

• Use a humidifier.

“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.”

Reading Resources

An Encyclopedia of Natural Healing for Children and Infants

Kids, Herbs, & Health: A Parent’s Guide to Natural Remedies

Healing Your Child: An A-Z Guide to Using Natural Remedie

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