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KHQ viewers share opinions and ideas for caring for kids with colds

In light of the FDA's recent advisory against giving children under two years of age over-the-counter cold medicines, many parents are going back to their original homemade remedies. KHQ viewers are taking the time to share some of theirs with us.



I have two adult children and a 2 year-old.  When my big kids were little some OTC medications helped when them, especially when it came to suppressing a cough so all of us could sleep.  Occasionally I give my 2 year-old those same OTC, when she is sick, because I know the meds and trust them.  Some parents don't pay attention to the dosage and how often it should be given thus overdosing their child(ren).  This is when OTC medications become a problem.  If my pediatrician, a very good one and well-known locally, told me 20 years ago to give my kids the OTC meds that he did then I trust his judgement and will continue to use those meds when necessary now.

- Barbara Jewell Potter
Spokane, WA


These type of products have been known to be useless.  Given more to help parents feel like they are doing something for their child.  Never gave them to my young children.  Vaporizer , Vick's rub, chicken soup and time works best.

- Julia Hale
Spokane Valley, WA


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