Try These Safe and Effective Treatments

Research has shown that cold and cough products offer little benefit to young children – and can have potentially serious side effects.  Cold and cough products for children under age 4 have been removed from store shelves.  So without these over-the-counter medicines, what’s the best way to treat your toddler’s cold?

Acetaminophen or ibuprofen can reduce aches and pains, and a cool mist vaporizer can help loosen congestion.  A simple bulb syringe and saline nasal spray can be used to clear stuffy noses.  Plenty of liquids, especially chicken soup, and rest also help children feel better.  Also, don’t underestimate the power of TLC.  Your loving care is one of the best medicines for your child.

-Source: American Academy of Pediatrics