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40 percent of parents give young kids cough/cold medicine that they shouldn't

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Published on Apr 18, 2013

www.mottnpch.org
Children can get five to 10 colds each year, so it's not surprising that adults often turn to over-the-counter cough and cold medicines to relieve their little ones' symptoms. But a new University of Michigan poll shows that many are giving young kids medicines that they should not use.
More than 40 percent of parents reported giving their children under age 4 cough medicine or multi-symptom cough and cold medicine, University of Michigan Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health. Twenty-five percent gave those children decongestants.

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