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.