RadioMD: Healthy Children
RadioMD: Healthy Children

Helpful Home Remedies for Kids

April 11, 201714 min
Can a home remedy address your child's symptoms?Over-the-counter cough and cold medicines aren’t encouraged by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Many parents are reaching for “natural” remedies without knowing the efficacy and side effects. For example, many of these medicines have a form of honey. Honey in any form shouldn’t be given to children under one year of age. Here are some potential remedies: Cold: saline spray, steam or menthol inhalant for the sinuses Car sickness: ventilation, breaks and ginger Restlessness: chamomile Keep in mind these recommended remedies should be discussed with your pediatrician. Not every remedy works for every child. You want to be certain that any supplement you use will not harm your individual child. Listen as Dr. Naveen Mehrotra joins Melanie Cole, MS, to discuss natural ways to address ailments.

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