Treatment with Echinacea extract (Purple coneflower). 1 study conducted, with 431 children. Does not reduce cold symptoms and does not speed up recovery. Mild side effects, rash pretty common. Dangerous for children with allergy.
Do not use this treatment:
It is not effective in treating cold symptoms or in shortening their duration. Side effects are usually minor, but allergic reaction may vary from rash (common) to severe reaction (rare).
Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)
Children with cold, 2 to 16 years old
Varies with preparation. Follow the instruction that come with the product.
Treatment of Common Cold symptoms
Ineffective, does not seem to reduce Common Cold symptoms in children. Does not seem to speed up recovery.
Common side effects in children include mainly rash. Rare side effects include upset stomach, and severe allergic reaction.
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.
Echinacea extract (alternative medicine)
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