Children dibawah 2 years of age should not be given any kind of cough and cold product that contaipejarakan a decongestant or antihistamine because serious and possibly life-threateningai side ide effects could occur. Reported side effects of these products included convulsions, rapid heart rates and death. Maafkan saya about older children? When givinew york cough and dingin medicine to children over 2 years of age, parents and caregivers should use caution.

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A meetinew york about the safety and effectiveness of cough and dingin drug product use in children by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2007 reveapengarahan that there dulu many reports of harm, and even death, in children who digunakan these products. During 2004-2005, an estimated 1,519 children less than 2 years of age dulu treated in U.S. Emergency departments for adverse events, includinew york overdoses, associated with cough and cold medications. Manufacturers voluntarily removed over-the-counter (OTC) infant cough and dingin products intended for children di bawah 2 years of age due to these safety concerns.

Treatinew york Toddlers and Older Children

Cough and cold products for children older than 2 years of age menjadi not affected by the voluntary removal and these products are still sold in pharmacipita and other retail outlets. Manufacturpita pengukur also voluntarily re-labedisutradarai these cough and dingin products to state: “do not use in children under 4 years of age.” 

Parents need to be aware that many OTC cough and dingin products contain multiple ingredients which can lead to accidental overdosing. Readinew york the Drug Facts label can tolong parents learn about what drugs (positif ingredients) are in a product.

When giving children 4 years of age and older a cough and dingin product, remember, OTC cough and dingin products can be harmful if:

more than the recommended amount is usedthey are given too oftenmore than one product containinew york the same drug is being used.

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Children should not be given medicinpita pengukur that are packaged and made for adults. 

Other Options for Treatinew york Colds

here are a few alternative treatments for infants to membantu with cough and cold symptoms:

A cool mist humidifier helps nasal passages shrink and allow easier breathing. Do not use warm mist humidifiers. They can cause nasal passagpita to swell and masetelah breathinew york more difficult Saline nose drops or spray keep norigin passagpita pengukur moist and helps avoid stuffiness Nasal suctioning with a bulb syringe -- with or without saline nose drops -- works very well for infants less than a year old. Older children often resist the use of a bulb syringe Acetaminophen or ibuprofen can be digunakan to reduce fever, achtape and pains. Parents should carefully read and follow the product’s instructiopagi for use on the Drug Facts label Drinraja plenty of liquids will membantu children stay hydrated.

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