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Does Cold Medicine Work on Kids?

Does Cold Medicine Work on Kids?

When a child comes down with a cold, many parents head straight for a bottle of children’s cold medicine. Don’t bother.

A common cold is the most frequent illness people get with more than 200 viruses causing these infections. Older children and adults get two to four colds per year; young children get them six to 10 times a year. Because colds are more common during the school year, some kids will get a cold every month between fall and spring.

It’s worth it to give children lots of fluid, acetaminophen or ibuprofen if they are uncomfortable and liberal doses of books, games and TV...

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