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Relief for Common Symptoms of Colds and Cough-home remedy for sore throat and cough

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.
Cough/chest congestion:
z Other:
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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