OTC Cold Remedies Fort Collins CO

For nasal relief, Hyland’s Sniffles ’n Sneezes 4 Kids contains zinc gluconate, which has been proven to shorten a cold’s duration by almost half. Roy Steinbock, MD, a holistic pediatrician in Boulder, Colorado, recommends Heel’s Euphorbium anti-inflammatory nasal spray for all ages, even infants.

Fort Collins Neurology PC
(970) 221-1993
2121 East Harmony Road Unit 270
Fort Collins, CO
 
Brad Runyan Md PC
(970) 212-0169
2121 East Harmony Road Unit 350
Fort Collins, CO
 
Chiavetta Thomas G MD
(970) 482-6456
2121 East Harmony Road Unit 250
Fort Collins, CO
 
Northern Colorado Surgical Associates P C
(970) 482-6456
2121 East Harmony Road Unit 250
Fort Collins, CO
 
Marc Heath Seidman, MD
(970) 494-2910
Apt I220 5225 White Willow Dr
Fort Collins, CO
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1998

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Dr. Amy Jo Johar
(970) 663-5437
Fort Collins, CO
Specialty
Pediatrics

Thomas Michael Dieringer, MD
(970) 491-6963
Colo State University
FT COLLINS, CO
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1977

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(970) 482-6456
2121 East Harmony Road Unit 250
Fort Collins, CO
 
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(609) 877-1500
2121 E Harmony Rd
Fort Collins, CO
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1965

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Andrew William Norris, MD
2121 E Harmony Rd
Fort Collins, CO
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1997

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OTC Cold Remedies

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By Candace Walsh

Since the FDA urged parents to avoid children’s over-the-counter cold and cough medicines, you may have had a few questions. First, why were they banned? And second, how can you safely ease your sick child’s discomfort?

In 2005, three babies six months or younger died after they were given cold and cough medicines containing the nasal decongestant pseudoephedrine and/or the cough suppressant dextromethorphan, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Each baby had high levels of pseudoephedrine in her bloodstream. The CDC also reports that from 2004 to 2005, more than 1,500 children under the age of 2 were treated in emergency rooms for problems related to these OTC medications. Finally, an FDA report released in September 2007 revealed that from 1969 to 2006, 54 children died after taking decongestants, and 69 children died after taking antihistamines.

Safer Homeopathic And Herbal Approaches:
For nasal relief, Hyland’s Sniffles ’n Sneezes 4 Kids contains zinc gluconate, which has been proven to shorten a cold’s duration by almost half. Roy Steinbock, MD, a holistic pediatrician in Boulder, Colorado, recommends Heel’s Euphorbium anti-inflammatory nasal spray for all ages, even infants.

For sore throats and coughs, Steinbock recommends slippery elm bark and cherry bark lozenges for children older than one year.

For ear discomfort, he recommends willow-garlic oil. Aspirin was first derived from willow trees, so it provides an analgesic effect.

For a mild and organic chest rub, try Nature’s Baby Organics Ah-Choo chest rub, made of olive oil, eucalyptus, and tea tree oil.

For skin irritation from a runny nose, try Boogie Wipes, saline wipes that gently remove dried mucus from around the nose, or Emily Skin Soother salve, which protects and soothes chapped and raw skin.

Author: Candace Walsh

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