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Don't give children decongestants! Experts warn blocked nose medicines don't work and may be harmful for children under 12

Young children shouldn't be given decongestants because there's no proof they work and they might be unsafe, experts have warned.  Researchers argue medicines used to relieve blocked noses should never be given to children under six years old, and only given with caution to under-12s.  Children should instead be told their symptoms will get better on their own. Most colds are caused by viruses which can't be treated but cure themselves.  Read more...

 

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