Kids with Coughs and Colds: Assessing Risks and Rewards

November 10, 2008 by admin0

The cough and cold season leaves many parents in a quandary.  How do they treat their young children?

Drug companies are now saying over-the-counter medicines shouldn’t be given to children under age 4.  Federal health officials have already banned these medicines for children under age 2, and are studying whether they’re safe for children under age 6.

Kids with Coughs and Colds: Assessing Risks and Rewards

With new guidelines announced for over the counter cough medicines for children under age four, parents are left wondering how to treat their children this cough and sniffle season. In this NBC4 video, Dr. Jackie Eghrari-Sabet, an allergy doctor at Family ENT, Allergy & Asthma Center with offices in Gaithersburg, Olney and Frederick, MD, has some advice.


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