Skip The Cold Meds For Kids Under Six, Say Experts

Getting the sniffles isn’t fun for anyone, adult or child, but the littlest ones should stay away from cold medicines. According to a new review published in the journal NMJ, decongestants shouldn’t be given to kids younger than age six because there’s no evidence that they do any good, and at the same time carry potentially dangerous side-effects for kids. The review shows that over the counter remedies work much better for adults. Also, saline nasal irrigation or drops are a parent’s safest way to relieve a child’s stuffy nose, but may not work.