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Cold Medicines and the Dangers they Present to Infants and Children

Cold Medicines and the Dangers they Present to Infants and Children

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Source fda.gov In January 2008, manufacturers voluntarily removed over-the-counter (OTC) infant (less than 2 years of age) cough and cold medicines from the market due to safety concerns. Later in fall of 2008, manufactures also voluntarily re-labeled these cough and cold medicines to state: “do not use in children under 4 years of age.” However, there are concerns that many parents may still be giving cough and cold medicines to their infants. FDA reminds all caregivers never to give a child under two years of age any kind of cough and cold medicine containing decongestants or antihistamines, without seeking the advice of a healthcare provider. These cough and cold products include those that contain the decongestants: Ephedrine Pseudoephedrine Phenylephrine And the antihistamines: Diphenhydramine Brompheniramine Chlorpheniramine Research Shows Risks to Children in…
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The Best Cold and Flu Relief Options for Kids Under 4

The Best Cold and Flu Relief Options for Kids Under 4

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Source: healthline.com When seeking the best cold and flu relief options, remember that colds and flus are viral infections. Antibiotics won’t help when it comes to clearing up an infection. However, there are steps you can take to help your child feel better while battling these viruses. Know What to Give Adults can obviously take over-the-counter cold and cough medications for cold and flu relief. But the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends children under age four to not take them for cold and flu relief. If your child has a fever, or symptoms of a cold, and is under age four, call your pediatrician to determine if you need to give any medication and how much you need to administer. Remember that a fever is the body’s way…
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Quickly and Safely Relieve My Baby’s Stuffy Nose and Congestion

Quickly and Safely Relieve My Baby’s Stuffy Nose and Congestion

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A runny or stuffy nose can be a good thing. After all, it's the body's way of getting rid of germs that are negatively impacting the body. However, that’s not always the case for your baby. When your baby has too much mucus, it can make it difficult to eat, sleep, or breathe. We all know that we can’t give over-the-counter cold medicines to children under the age of four, so what home treatments exist to help relieve a baby’s stuffy nose? Here are a few safe and effective home treatments that can quickly make your little one comfortable again. Remove the Sticky Stuff Sometimes mucus hardens into a crusty or sticky mess around your baby's nose. To clean it safely, wet a cotton swab with warm water and gently…
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5 Baby Shower Gift Ideas That Will Make You a Hero

5 Baby Shower Gift Ideas That Will Make You a Hero

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Running out of practical, yet fun and unique ideas to gift at the next baby shower you’re invited to? Here’s a review of five unique baby shower gift ideas, each of which will be fun, useful, and practical items for the parent-to-be! Baby Shower Gift Ideas OTO-TIP Daily Ear Cleaning Developed out of the Stanford University’s BioDesign Program, the Clear Ear OTO-TIP’s patented spiral spin technology provides a way to do daily ear cleaning that is safe, effective and easy to use on infants, children, and adults. It has an automated spinning swab, with a built in safety cap, for completely safe daily ear cleaning. Everyone from the doctor to the media has made us aware that we shouldn’t put things deep into our ears – especially baby’s ears! OTO-TIP’s…
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How I Reduced My Snoring With This One Simple Trick

How I Reduced My Snoring With This One Simple Trick

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Submitted by a happy CLEARinse user. I’m a snorer. I don’t want to be a snorer. I didn’t ask to be a snorer. I don’t like being a snorer. But, unfortunately, I’m a snorer. I don’t think it really began to be a problem until I was in my early 30’s. I was married at a very young age, and throughout my 20’s I don’t recall any discussions centered on the subject of my snoring. Therefore, I have to assume that my snoring didn’t occur until we were going through a divorce and stress was high. Throughout the course of my divorce, I found sleep very hard to come by. I would wake up most mornings with very dry nasal and sinus passages, but had no idea this was due…
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