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The Best Cold & Flu Relief For Kids

Updated March 12, 2019 3.4k votes 286 voters 55.3k views37 items

List RulesCold/flu relief, not allergies - most of these are not for kids under 2, read the labels.

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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    220
    34

    Chicken Soup

    No one knows exactly why... but this stuff works.
  • 2
    158
    50

    Hot Water with Lemon and Honey

  • 3
    158
    52

    Steamy Air in the Bathroom

    This worked well when my kids were babies.
  • 4
    75
    18

    Mucinex Children's Multi-Symptom Cold Liquid

  • 5
    92
    46

    Elevate The Head & Chest

  • 6
    69
    47

    Children's Robitussin Cough & Cold

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    40
    17

    PediaCare Children's Multi-Symptom Cold Oral Solution

  • 8
    66
    51

    Tylenol Children's Cold DM Cold Plus Cough

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    37
    24

    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.
  • 10
    54
    47

    Hyland's Nighttime Cold'n Cough 4 Kids Liquid

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    55
    53

    Delsym Children's Night Time Cough and Cold

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    45
    45

    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.
  • 13
    57
    65

    Homeostasis Labs Children's Cough & Cold Relief

  • 14
    22
    21

    Eucalyptus Cough Drops

  • 15
    44
    52

    Boiron Oscillococcinum Children's Flu Pellets

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    35
    43

    Little Remedies Little Noses Stuffy Nose Kit

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    31
    38

    Children's Sudafed PE Non-Drowsy Cold & Cough

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    1
    2
  • 19
    39
    50

    Similasan Kids Cold & Mucus Relief Syrup

  • 20
    38
    59

    Vicks Children's NyQuil Cold & Cough Relief

  • 21
    27
    49

    Sudafed PE Children's Cold & Cough Liquid

  • 22
    31
    57

    Traditional Medicinals Just for Kids Organic Cold Care Herbal Tea

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    29
    53

    Little Colds Honey Pops Lollipop

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    25
    48

    PediaCare Cough & Sore Throat plus Acetaminophen

  • 25
    22
    43

    Dimetapp Children's Cold & Cough Liquid