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Popular Channels.With the recent FDA and Doctors' reports about Childrens' Cough and Cold Medicine, I was searching for information about what other options are out there to treat childrens colds or atleast help alleviate the symptoms.
I found this article by By Rx for Health , Dr.Susan Browne of the Eagle-Tribune which seemed to prove very imformative.
Concerns this fall by the Food and Drug Administration have led the makers of several leading over-the-counter children's cold medications to voluntarily withdraw from the market products designed for infants.At issue is whether these medicines are effective - or even safe - in young children.Parents should familiarize themselves with cold and flu symptoms and various treatment methods that are often as effective, if not more so, than any medicine you can buy.Here is some information to help care for children: How do I know when it's a cold versus the flu (influenza)?When your child has a cold, he often has a runny or stuffy nose.He may also have a fever, sore throat, cough or hoarseness.Viruses cause most colds.You can expect a healthy child to get about six colds a year.The flu (influenza) is a "bad cold" caused by a virus that infects the nose, throat and air passages to the lungs.The virus typically causes a stuffy nose, sore throat and cough.Your child may have more muscle pain, headache, fever and chills than colds usually cause.How can I take care of my child?* Runny nose: If your child has a lot of clear discharge from the nose, he or she should avoid blowing it because this can make the infection go into the ears or sinuses.A child's natural instinct of sniffling and swallowing the mucus is probably better than blowing.For babies, use a soft rubber suction bulb to take out the mucus.* Stuffy nose: Most stuffy noses are blocked by dry mucus.Nose drops of warm tap water or saline can be as effective, if not better, than any medication.Use over-the-counter saline nose drops (such as Ocean) or make your own: Mix 1/2 teaspoon of table salt in 8 ounces of water.Put three drops in each nostril.(For children younger than 1, use one drop.) Wait one minute.Have the child blow or use the suction bulb.Use a wet cotton swab to remove sticky mucus.* Aches and fever: Give your child acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Advil) for fevers over 102 degrees (39 degree Celsius).