(2010; 7 pages)
The goal of Practical Pharmacy is to provide accessible, objective and accurate information on medicines issues for front-line health workers who may not have any pharmaceutical training.
In this issue we focus on COUGH AND COLDS REMEDIES FOR CHILDREN
The most common health problem among children is the common cold. Without basic knowledge of the signs, symptoms and recommended treatment for children, parents may worry unnecessarily, may be easily influenced in how they care for their sick child, and may even administer a remedy that is not safe. Coughs and colds can impact on quality of life, cause anxiety and affect sleep in parents and children. While adults usually have two to four colds a year, children can catch as many as seven to ten. These episodes seem to be related to youngsters’ relative lack of resistance to infection, and to contacts with other children in day-care centres and schools.