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Stuffy Nose? 14 Tips for Treating Kids' Colds

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Cough, sneeze, sniffle

By Judie Hurtado

Treating a kid’s cold is trickier than ever. Parents have long reached for over-the-counter cough and cold remedies, but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration no longer recommends them for children younger than 4. And, the FDA is investigating whether these drugs are safe for older kids.

One thing’s clear: None of these over-the-counter medications can cure the common cold or make it go away any faster.

So what’s a parent to do? Follow these 14 steps to help your child get through the stuffy-headed misery.

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