How cough and cold medicines harm your child

Whenever our little one gets the sniffles, we’re often compelled to remedy the situation they way we would if we ourselves had colds. We’d grab a bottle of cold medicine from our trusty old medicine cabinet and give a spoonful of it to our kid. Insert STOP sign and car-coming-to-a-screeching-halt sound effect here. Experts say, that is not the right way to go.

Doctor Prudence (a resident physician here in the metro) emphasizes in her blog, that just because we can readily get hold of over-the-counter (OTC) medicines even without a doctor’s prescription, that doesn’t mean these OTC drugs are safe for our kids. [Read more…]