My 2 year old has a terrible cold. We've tried everything to get rid of it, and our last resort is cold medicine. It says not to use it for kids under 4. Why is this? Is it a liability thing? Are the moms of kids under 4 supposed to suffer along with their kids? My child's nose is raw and almost bleeding from constant wiping, even with a warm cloth. I am at my wit's end!
Asked by Anonymous at 1:06 PM on Feb. 21, 2010 in General Parenting
Answer by mrsjosey1018200 at 1:14 PM on Feb. 21, 2010
Answer by alexis_06 at 1:17 PM on Feb. 21, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 1:18 PM on Feb. 21, 2010
Its not because of overdosing, its because cold medicines are ineffective in children, they don't metabolize it the same way adults do. Your just giving you kid something for their liver to clean out while they are sick, thats why the AAP fought to have them banned. They are just an ineffective waste of money that can only cause harm. Use Saline drops and the bulb, a humidifier, vicks, and keep vasoline or vicks baby rub under their nose at all times so it doesn't get chapped. Also check out boogie wipes, its a saline and moisturizer nose wipe.
Answer by Anonymous at 1:23 PM on Feb. 21, 2010
Answer by babycakes254 at 5:48 PM on Feb. 21, 2010
Answer by Krysta622 at 6:33 PM on Feb. 21, 2010
Answer by Krysta622 at 6:34 PM on Feb. 21, 2010