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What do you give a 4 yr old for a cold since the drs are now saying not to give cold medicine to kids under 6?

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Dr. Becky White
Pediatrics
10 doctors agree

In brief: A few helpful things

If your child is miserable with a cold, it's hard not doing anything.
However, no treatments stop a cold, they just help with symptoms. A teaspoon of honey, cool liquids and soup can help sooth a sore throat and help with coughing. Using vaseline or chapstick on their nose can help with soreness. Nasal saline can help with congestion and the salt can shorten a cold as it kills the virus.

In brief: A few helpful things

If your child is miserable with a cold, it's hard not doing anything.
However, no treatments stop a cold, they just help with symptoms. A teaspoon of honey, cool liquids and soup can help sooth a sore throat and help with coughing. Using vaseline or chapstick on their nose can help with soreness. Nasal saline can help with congestion and the salt can shorten a cold as it kills the virus.
Dr. Becky White
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Dr. Pamela Middleton
Homeopathic remedies can be helpful for cold symptoms and are safe for babies and children.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Homeopathy /TCM

In my practice I have chinese herbaceuticals that are amazing for colds and flu.
They consistently help and have replaced all the old cold meds i used to use. You can see them on my website www.Drcorneliafranz.Com. Homeopathy also works well. See if there is a homeopath in your area.

In brief: Homeopathy /TCM

In my practice I have chinese herbaceuticals that are amazing for colds and flu.
They consistently help and have replaced all the old cold meds i used to use. You can see them on my website www.Drcorneliafranz.Com. Homeopathy also works well. See if there is a homeopath in your area.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
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