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Parents: Never Give Over-the-Counter Cough Remedies to Your Kids. Here’s Why

Summary by Dr. Joseph Mercola

It may be tempting to run to the store and grab a cough syrup off the shelf when your child has a stuffy nose, the sneezes or nonstop coughing, but don’t do it. These over-the-counter (OTC) remedies, which often include decongestants or antihistamines, not only might not help your child, but could cause harm, Business Insider reports. Drowsiness, gastrointestinal problems and severe conditions like convulsions and rapid heart rate are just some of the possible side effects —...

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