Doctor Ronald Turner discusses what are common colds, and how can you treat your child's cold
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Host: How can I treat a cold in my child? Ronald Turner: Well, first of all I have never really recommended the use of all of decongestants that have recently been discouraged by the FDA. I think the way you can manage cold symptoms in your child is by using Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen for treatment of sore throat or headache, pain type symptoms. You can use nasal decongestants in the form of nose drops or nose sprays to help clear the nose and allow the child to breathe easier. Frequently that s important to do around real times where it may be difficult for the child to eat, if they can t breathe well. And other than that is it's a matters of keeping the nose clear with nose drops or nasal suction that can be helpful at times, but that s about all we have these days.