Recently a 6-year-old patient handed me this drawing of “a person coughing out germs.”
The artwork reminds us that a cough can be a good thing. A cough dislodges mucus from the airway and can help prevent pneumonia.
However, coughs can spread germs and make kids feel plenty uncomfortable. And, frustrating for parents, many over-the-counter medicines are not recommended for kids.
Looking for natural remedies for kids? Look no further than your kitchen.
Julie Kardos, MD and Naline Lai, MD
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