Toddler Cold Medication

It hurts when your child is sick, 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 shouldn’t be given to children under four. But many of us aren’t reading the labels, or are simply ignoring them.

So, what can you give your little one? Saline drops help sniffy 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 pediatrician. Help your child get well–safely.

If you have a comment or question for the New Shine.FM wellness expert Dr. Walt Larimore, visit the wellness expert page at Shine.FM.

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