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Stuffy Nose? 14 Tips for Treating Kids' Colds

Treating a kid’s cold is trickier than ever. Follow these 14 steps to help your child get through the stuffy-headed misery.
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Let your child rest

To help your child get better as fast as possible, make sure she gets adequate rest every night.

"Children need at least 8 to 12 hours of sleep every night, depending on their age," says Dr. Cardiello. "Getting enough sleep can help prevent getting colds." If your child is already sick, she might need even more sleep than usual.

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