Over the counter cold medications may be dangerous for children

@kbkbooks (7030)
Canada
October 11, 2007 11:15am CST
Almost everyone knows that you shouldn't give small children aspirin. Now US officials are saying that some over the counter cold medications may advertise themselves as good for children, but they may be dangerous. This was reported on CBC News on television today. Here is the link. Please check it out!! http://www.cbc.ca/consumer/story/2007/09/28/medicine-toddlers.html This reinforces the idea that you need to see a doctor before you give you child ANYTHING. Don't try to treat the child without professional advice as each child is an individual and children are more sensitive to medications than adults!!
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@rickyrich (149)
• India
23 Oct 07
Very good topic to discuss. Not only anti-cold medicines , many other medicines have adverse effect. Other medicine apart from anti-cold..are luxatives affects lower digestive system,Paracetamole....as children's liver are not fully developed, weak etc.
@kbkbooks (7030)
• Canada
23 Oct 07
I think in our society, we are too free with the idea that we can just run to the store and get a fast cure for anything. We don't stop to think about what adverse effects might occur in the future.
@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
11 Oct 07
Hi kbkbooks! That is really good information. Thank you for posting the site as I will check on it and print it out so I can share it to all my friends and relatives who have children. We really have to be aware of these things so as not to be sorry later. Take care and have a nice day.
@kbkbooks (7030)
• Canada
11 Oct 07
Glad to help out. My kids are in their teens now and pretty much take care of themselves but maybe someday this will matter to me as a "grandmother" *gasp*!