Treatment with Antihistamine and decongestant combination (e.g. brompheniramine and phenylpropanolamine). 2 valid studies conducted, with 113 toddlers and young children. Does not relief symptoms of Common Cold. Dangerous and life threatening for toddlers.
Avoid this treatment:
It is ineffective and not recommended for toddlers. It is dangerous and may be even fatal to very young children.
For example: a combination of Brompheniramine and Phenylpropanolamine
Toddlers with cold, 6 to 24 months
Varies according to combination, age and weight.
Treatment of Common Cold symptoms
Ineffective in overall improvement, stuffy nose and runny nose, according to the two valid clinical trials that were done.
Cough and cold medicines not recommended for toddlers, and may be very dangerous. No side effects were found in the only trial that looked for side effects.
Common Cold (symptoms caused by viral infection of the upper respiratory system).
Symptoms and signs:
Cough, general discomfort, headache, runny nose, sneezing, sore throat, stuffy nose and weakness.
Bacterial infections: lung infection, middle ear infection, strep throat, sinus infection.
Antihistamine and decongestant combination (OTC)
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