-The common cold last 10-14 days and most medications do more harm than good. The best treatment options include use of a humidifier, making sure your child is well hydrated, and saline nose drops.
-If your child is over the age of one, honey is great for coughs. As are steamy bathrooms.
-Keeping Tylenol, Benadryl, and Pedialyte in the house is always a good idea.
-Fevers are a body’s way of fighting an infection.
-And if you are in doubt, call to speak with the nurses at your pediatrician’s office. They are a wonderful resource and should be able to reassure you regardless of the illness.
Always consult your pediatrician to make sure you are giving your child the correct medication and the proper dosage.