• MOTRIN® IB
  • MOTRIN® PM
  • Children's MOTRIN®
  • Infants' MOTRIN®INFANTS' MOTRINClick here for more information on the voluntary recall of Infant's Motrin 1/2oz drops

Colds - Children's Cold
Print this pagePrint this page    Email this pageEmail this page
Common symptoms of an upper-respiratory infection, otherwise known as a cold, can include sneezing, runny nose, and coughing. And the chances of your child catching one are pretty good. Young children generally come down with anywhere from eight to ten colds a year. This can lead to doctor visits and missed school days. Although your child will be at their most contagious two to four days after symptoms first appear, they can still spread a cold up to three weeks later.
Tips
Breaking up Is Hard to Do
Help loosen your child's nasal congestion with salt water or saline nose drops. These are available at most drugstores. Also, the steam from a warm bath or a humidifier can help break up chest and sinus mucus, and speed recovery.
Stop Germ Traffic
Every winter it's the same: everyone's either just getting over something, or coming down with something else. Help stop the spread of cold and flu in your household. Make sure everyone washes their hands as frequently as possible, and avoids sharing eating utensils, glasses and towels. And change your child's toothbrush after a bout of illness.
Recommended Product
Children's MOTRIN
Children's MOTRIN® contains ibuprofen, a medicine that can reduce high fevers and relieve the minor aches and pains. It can be difficult to get a sick child to eat or drink—and that makes it harder for them to get better. So give that fever the cold shoulder with Children's MOTRIN® which lasts up to eight hours.
Learn more.