What's Ailing You: Children’s colds

This week's "What's Ailing You" comes from a Westport mother, who wants to know how she can properly treat her daughter's seasonal cold. The mother

Pediatricians recommend treating children with vapor rub or nasal saline drops to clear their nasal passages.

Pediatricians recommend treating children with vapor rub or nasal saline drops to clear their nasal passages. (10/24/13)

WESTPORT - This week's "What's Ailing You" comes from a Westport mother, who wants to know how she can properly treat her daughter's seasonal cold.

The mother says her daughter's pediatrician told her the virus had to "run its course" and she wanted to know what to do.

News 12 Connecticut Health Reporter Gillian Neff says pediatricians recommend treating children with vapor rub or nasal saline drops to clear their nasal passages. Greenwich pediatrician Dr. Svenja Resto says a natural remedy is a spoonful of honey, as children under 4 are too young to take over-the-counter cold medicines.

Parents are also advised to keep their children as comfortable and hydrated as possible.

News 12 Connecticut wants to know, "What's Ailing You." You ask the medical question and we'll work to find you an expert's answer. Send your questions by way of Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #WhatsAilingYou.
 

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