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Aura Cacia Clearing Foam Bath for Kids

Soothe your child's stuffy nose with a calming eucalyptus bath. Credit: Amazon With over-the-counter children's cough and cold medicines coming under major scrutiny from the Food and Drug Administration, many parents are searching...Soothe your child's stuffy nose with a calming eucalyptus bath.

Vicks VapoRub Harmful To Infants

OK, this is kind of creepy. I am part of a parent exchange group that regularly emails ideas, etc. on the web. A recent conversation thread has centered on Vicks VapoRub, which we all decided was harmful to use on our children. Now, a new report is...

School Teaches Children How to Blow Their Noses

Yesterday, Sandy Maple wrote about teaching her daughter to blow her nose and the Kleenex website that could help. Today, I offer another alternative -- a school that is teaching kids how to blow their noses properly. Unfortunately, it's in England,...

Physicians group wants FDA to ban children's cold medicines

Last winter, the FDA put out an advisory warning parents and caretakers that children under the age of two shouldn't be given over-the-counter cough and cold medications. A leading physicians group, Public Citizen's Health Research Group, thinks that...

Acid Reflux Linked to Chronic Croup

Don't turn a blind eye to acid reflux -- it might trigger croup. Credit: Getty Images Croup is scary. If you've ever woken up to the sound of your child barking like a seal, then you know what I mean. Croup, a breathing difficulty...

Are your kids snurfing?

No, it's not a mispronounced internet activity, although the internet is most likely involved. Snurf pills are herbal supplements consisting primarily of dextromethorphan, a common ingredient in cough medicines. The thing is, take enough of it and it...

My kids are always sick

Because kindergartners in our district are eased into the schedule with a confusing assortment of half days and days off designed to give parents adrenaline heart attacks with the 'ACK! HALF DAY TODAY?! Regular?' second guessing that frequently...

Cough syrup hurts, not helps kids, says panel

Cough syrup, the cold panacea found in every parent's medicine cabinet, may soon disappear if they heed the advice of the American College of Chest Physicians. New guidelines out Monday say that, not only do over-the-counter cough medicines fail to...

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