Children under 4 years of age should not be given cough and cold medicines. They have not been shown to be effective and can actually be harmful to young children if used inappropriately. Instead, consider doing the following:

  • Place humidifier in child’s room
  • Use saline nose drops
  • Remove mucus with bulb syringe
  • Give child extra TLC

Remember, the cough and cold symptoms will go away and your child will get better.