OTC medications for treating children with cold are generally found in pharmacies and do not require the prescription of a doctor. OTC drugs are available in plenty for different types of conditions like cough, congestion, sore throat, runny nose and much more.
But it is always advised not to provide these drugs to children less than 6 years or babies without consulting the doctor. Most OTC drugs for cold and cough are not that much effective except for fever and pain drugs. OTC drugs for cold and cough are available in different varieties like decongestants, cough syrups, antihistamines, nasal drops, etc.
The effect of these drugs can sometimes prove life threatening and recommendations from doctor’s state that they need to be avoided as much as possible. Once the child grows up, cold and cough occurrence begins to reduce automatically as the immunity power of the body increases. Treating children with cold and cough might get difficult as there are not many options available. But the overall condition of a child can be improved drastically with usage of vaporizers. The dry air within the house can be moistened by use of these devices.
Nasal passages when moisturized help in easier breathing due to lack of blockage. Different materials like rosemary, eucalyptus and lavender can be used that help with respiratory ailments. Essential oils are found to have great benefits in treating common cold and flu. Even though vaporizers might not actually cure the disease but definitely provides great relief.