Cough and Cold medications for kids

Did you know cough and cold treatments vary in children depending completely on their age? Over the counter products are not considered safe in some children. If the child is less than 4 years old NO medications are recommended to be used for cough and cold, symptoms. In these kids, it is appropriate to use saline drops, a humidifier, warm fluids, and/or honey to combat those symptoms. For ages 4-6 using an over the counter medication is okay ONLY if a pediatrician suggests it. In ages 7 and above, medications are considered safe if the directions are properly followed.