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Cold and Flu Guide: The Next Generation

MDI Digital

Repeat after me, Dr. Alan Greene, … I will not give my child:

•CONVENTIONAL COLD MEDICINES, such as OTC decongestants, antihistamines, and cough suppressants. There are potential serious side effects and little evidence of benefit.

•ANTIBIOTICS. Still given too frequently when kids visit doctors, antibiotics do not work on viruses (which colds and flu are), only bacterial infections like strep throat and pneumonia.

More Tips:

Stay at least three feet out of the blast zone of coughs and sneezes.

•It's 3 AM and your child needs a doctor: find one online at HEALTHTAP.COM

•Sore throat? Try JUST FOR KIDS organic teas.