Cough and cold remedies by age group
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Infants

Preschoolers

School age (6-12)

Children over 12 and Adults

Ibuprofen Ibuprofen Ibuprofen Ibuprofen
Acetaminophen Acetaminophen Acetaminophen Acetaminophen
Saline drops Saline drops Saline drops Saline drops
  Honey for cough (greater than 1 year old) Honey for cough Honey for cough
  Vapor rub (greater than 2 years old) for congestion Vapor rub Vapor rub
    May give 3 days of oral antihistamine/decongestant dosed for weight Day-time second-generation antihistamine + pseudoephedrine
      QHS first-generation antihistamine
      Naproxen for cough