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Are you quick to give your kids otc cold medicine or do you hold off?

 
QandA

Asked by QandA at 7:32 PM on Oct. 11, 2010 in Kids' Health

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  • unless they are miserably congested and can't sleep (I mean TRULY can not fall asleep/stay asleep), I don't. They get hydration, and rest.
    ObbyDobbie

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 7:35 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • My kids never get an OTC cold medicine. They usually don't work anyway.

    We use a Vic's Vaporizer, and steaming in the bathroom. Sometimes if they have a headache I will give them some Tylenol or Motrin.
    SleepingBeautee

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 7:35 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • i wont do it! i try naturally to help them and just let it run its course!
    Caroline2010

    Answer by Caroline2010 at 8:56 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • Hold off.
    tootoobusy

    Answer by tootoobusy at 7:34 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • We hold off.
    twinsplus2more

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 7:34 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • This is what we do also.unless they are miserably congested and can't sleep (I mean TRULY can not fall asleep/stay asleep), I don't. They get hydration, and rest.
    liss05

    Answer by liss05 at 7:39 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • Hold off
    ToriBabe1221

    Answer by ToriBabe1221 at 7:41 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • Hold off and make sure it is not allergies. Especially in the spring, summer and fall.
    marchar2002

    Answer by marchar2002 at 8:20 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • We hold off,except for putting a little vicks on his chest. I can't give OTC meds to my son because he takes adderall for his behavior. Gotta love autism!! :-/
    Robsmommy

    Answer by Robsmommy at 8:23 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • My daughter has asthma, so I am quick to start with extra breathing treatments at the start of a cold b/c I know what I could turn in to.
    My son, I hold off until he is congested or coughing so much he can't sleep. I love cool air humidifiers and vicks plug ins.
    Bubbie0809

    Answer by Bubbie0809 at 8:27 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

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