Toddler Cold Medications

It hurts when your child has a cold, and you’d do just about anything to help. Unfortunately, the desire to care for our kids can lead to dangerous decisions.

The first choice for many parents is a cough or cold medicine, despite warning labels that say they aren’t safe for kids.

A number of medicines contain drugs that should not be given to children under four. But a survey has shown that many aren’t reading the labels or are simply ignoring them.

So, what can you give your little one? Saline drops help sniffly noses, and honey can quiet coughs. Try a humidifier too, and don’t forget the timeless advice of lots of fluids and plenty of rest.

Of course, you can always check with your child’s physician, who can help your child get well — safely.

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BTW, you can listen to the podcast of this news story here.

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