Everyone knows these products don't "cure" anything, they only provide relief. And what's worse than being helpless when your kids are suffering? Which kids' cold/flu products work the best for your kids? I know that, for myself, I only use the multi-symptom ones, and only at night when they need to be able to sleep. What about you? Vote for the cold or flu medicines or remedies you prefer and add anything you think is missing.
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No one knows exactly why... but this stuff works.
Hot Water with Lemon and Honey
Steamy Air in the Bathroom
This worked well when my kids were babies.
Vicks Children's NyQuil Cold & Cough Relief
Elevate The Head & Chest
Dimetapp Children's Nighttime Cold & Congestion
This is the OTC that I tend to use... nighttime and it is one of the few that seems to work.
Children's Robitussin Cough & Cold
Mucinex Children's Multi-Symptom Cold Liquid
Tylenol Children's Cold DM Cold Plus Cough
Hyland's Nighttime Cold'n Cough 4 Kids Liquid
Delsym Children's Night Time Cough and Cold
possumprincess added Eucalyptus Cough Drops
Little Noses Non-Medicated Saline Spray/Drops
I always had a hard time using this when my kids were little, but docs say it works.
Homeostasis Labs Children's Cough & Cold Relief
Little Remedies Little Noses Stuffy Nose Kit
Children's Sudafed PE Non-Drowsy Cold & Cough
PediaCare Children's Multi-Symptom Cold Oral Solution
Boiron Oscillococcinum Children's Flu Pellets
Similasan Kids Cold & Mucus Relief Syrup
Sudafed PE Children's Cold & Cough Liquid
Little Colds Honey Pops Lollipop
PediaCare Cough & Sore Throat plus Acetaminophen
Traditional Medicinals Just for Kids Organic Cold Care Herbal Tea
Equate Children's Plus Multi-Symptom Cold, Dye-Free