TITLE

Treating Coughs and Colds

PUB. DATE
November 2004
SOURCE
Scholastic Parent & Child;Nov/Dec2004, Vol. 12 Issue 3, p76
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information on treating colds and coughs of children. Easing child's inevitable coughs, sneezes, and runny nose is a challenge throughout the cold and flu season, and the selection of over the counter medicines can be dizzying. According to Ian Paul, assistant professor of pediatrics and health evaluation sciences at Penn State Children's Hospital, old-fashioned remedies are best for chest congestion. Plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration, saline nose drops or spray to thin mucus, and a humidifier or vaporizer to moisten the respiratory tract relieves itchy noses and eyes, runny noses, and sneezing brought on by allergies, but not by colds. They can make young children sleepy, nervous, and irritable. They can increase heart rates and interfere with sleep are intended to loosen chest congestion, making mucus easier to cough up.
ACCESSION #
15139858

 

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