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Please tell me what are some good cold medicines for teens?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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In brief: Medications are

Often not necessary for colds.
Cold tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect ; mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey ; a small amt. Of lemon to chamomile tea. Fever/ pain – acetaminophen.

In brief: Medications are

Often not necessary for colds.
Cold tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect ; mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey ; a small amt. Of lemon to chamomile tea. Fever/ pain – acetaminophen.
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