Relief for Common Symptoms
of Colds and Cough
GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS SPECIFIC MEDICINES
z Drink extra water and fluids. Fever or aches:
z Use a cool mist vaporizer or saline
nasal spray to relieve congestion. Ear pain:
z For sore throats, suck on ice chips,
popsicles, or lozenges. (Do not give
lozenges to children younger than Sore throat:
two years old.)
z Use honey to relieve cough for Nasal congestion:
adults and children at least
12 months old or older.
Use medicines according to the package
instructions or as directed by your doctor or
pharmacist. Stop the medication when the
symptoms get better.
FOR CHILDREN YOUNGER THAN 4 YEARS OLD
Do not use over-the-counter cough and cold medicine in children younger than 4 years old
unless directed by your doctor. Overuse and misuse of these medicines can result in serious and
potentially life-threatening side effects.
To relieve a stuffy nose, parents can use:
z A rubber suction bulb
z Nose saline drops
z A clean humidifier
z A cool mist vaporizer
Call your doctor if the illness has not improved in a few
days or if symptoms are severe or unusual.
To learn more about antibiotic prescribing and use,
visit www.cdc.gov/antibiotic-use or call 1-800-CDC-INFO.
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