Ear Nose and Throat Medications

With the coming of winter and people far and wide spending time cozy and together it is Flu and Cold season!

Our friends at Miami Rhinoplasty Specialist provide a list of over the counter medications for anyone’s holiday season.

For body aches, doctors suggest you give your child over-the-counter (OTC) acetaminophen, ibuprofen, or naproxen sodium. Don’t give aspirin to anyone under 19 years old. It’s linked with Reye’s syndrome, a sometimes fatal illness that affects children and teens. To avoid stomach upset, take ibuprofen with food.

Kids

Don’t give OTC cough medicines to kids under 4. They don’t work. Homemade cough remedies with honey do help. After your child is 1 year old, you can use ½ to 1 teaspoon of honey as needed.

Home Remedies

Lozenges with licorice and slippery elm: They ease sore throats and coughs from all that gunk running down the back of your throat. (Doctors call this postnasal drip.)

  • Ginger tea: It helps with nausea.

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