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Chinese herbs (alternative medicine) for treatment of Common Cold in Children with cold

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    Bottom Line

  • Treatment with Chinese herbal preparations. 9 studies conducted, with 1,701 children. Unclear effectiveness due to high risk of bias and inconsistent findings. Unclear safety.

    • -  Evidence icon EVIDENCE | NEEDS MORE TESTING
    • -  Effectiveness icon EFFECTIVENESS | UNCLEAR
    • -  Safety Circle icon SAFETY | UNCLEAR SAFETY


Do not use this treatment:

There is no clear evidence that it is effective in treating cold symptoms. Unclear side effects.

About Chinese herbs (alternative medicine)

Chinese herbs

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    Target Population:

    Children with cold, 2 to 16 years old

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    Varies with herbal preparation

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    Treatment of Common Cold symptoms

Research Summary

  • - Green Pages icon Needs more testing
  • 9 Clinical Studies
  • 1,701 - Tooltip icon Children Tested
  • Unclear
  • Benefits:

    Unclear impact, more research is needed. Current studies are at high risk of bias and show no consistent benefits.

  • - Safety icon Unclear safety
  • Risks:

    No side effects were reported, but there is high risk of bias.

Common Cold Overview

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    Medical problem:

    Common Cold (symptoms caused by viral infection of the upper respiratory system).

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    Symptoms and signs:

    Cough, general discomfort, headache, runny nose, sneezing, sore throat, stuffy nose and weakness.

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    Bacterial infections: lung infection, middle ear infection, strep throat, sinus infection.

Brand Names

Chinese herbs (alternative medicine)

  • Banlangen Chongji
  • Biaoshi Ganmao Chongji
  • Chaige Qingre granule
  • Fufang Shuanghua granule
  • Ganmao Qinre Koufuye
  • Gegen Cenlianwei Wan
  • Huanghu Jiere Daipaoji
  • Jianer Qinjie Ye
  • Kangbingdu Koufuye
  • Qingyin injection
  • Qinkailing injection
  • Qinre Jiedu Koufuye
  • Qinwen Keli granule
  • Sanhan Jiere Koufuye
  • Shiqi Ganmao Daipaoji
  • Shuanghua Penhuji
  • Sufeng Ganmao Koufuye
  • Xiaoer Reganning
  • Yinqiao Jiedupian
  • Yiqing Shuangjie tablet

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