Cold and Cough Remedies
By contactus@orchardpediatrics.com
January 16, 2020
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Save your dollars!!  For colds, coughs, and sore throats, Great Grandma's remedies are still the safest and most effective.  We know how tempting it is to use over-the-counter medications that promise instant relief for colds and coughs.  But these medications have limited, temporary effectiveness at best, and all have potential side effects - some serious - especially in kids.  There are plenty of safer alternatives that actually offer comfort and can help everyone get more sleep!

What to use instead:  Acetaminophen (Tylenol), ibuprofen (Motrin or Advil), Nasal Saline, chicken soup, clear fluids, popsicles, honey (over 12 months of age), steam, hard candies (if past choking age), suckers.

Read what the American Academy of Pediatrics has to say:

Coughs and Colds: Medicines or Home Remedies?

Read more from the Mayo Clinic:

Cold remedies: What works, what doesn't, what can't hurt

 

 

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