Here’s why parents should never give cold and cough medicines to kids below 6

If you are a parent, you've likely been up at night with a coughing child or one that's just plain sick. In an effort to help your child breath and feel better, you may have reached for over the counter cough and cold remedies. Doctors say these remedies rarely relieve the symptoms of a cold and can have dangerous side effects in children

Here’s why parents should never give cold and cough medicines to kids below 6Recent research in the BMJ found that certain cold remedies may not help young kids with nasal symptoms and could even cause harm. A paediatrician stated that parents shouldn’t give over-the-counter cold and cough medicines to kids under six years old. Instead, remedies like rest and hydration can help soothe symptoms while a cold runs […]

Don’t give decongestants to children for colds, warn experts

Some experts say children under twelve shouldn’t be given decongestants. Decongestants used to treat symptoms of the common cold are largely ineffective and should mostly be avoided, a new study says

Don’t give decongestants to children for colds, warn expertsFor children under age 12, decongestants might ease the common cold symptoms of a blocked or running nose, but these medications may not be safe for this age group, according to a research review. For adults, there’s little evidence that decongestants help with congestion, one of the most bothersome cold symptoms. For kids, there is […]

Woman with nasal congestion, surprises doctors with tooth in nose

When the doctors tried to extract the object, they discovered that they were actually dealing with an extra tooth, root and all, and needed to peel away several layers of membrane to remove it

Woman with nasal congestion, surprises doctors with tooth in noseHave you ever had one of those colds where no matter how hard you blow your nose, you still feel congested? That was daily life for a 57-year-old woman in China who had nosebleeds, congestion and inflammation for decades, according to news reports. But the cause of her nasal nuisances wasn’t a lingering cold or […]