- get plenty of rest
- drink plenty of fluids
- use a clean humidifier or cool mist vaporizer
- avoid smoking, second-hand smoke, and other pollutants (airborne chemicals or irritants)
- take acetaminophen, ibuprofen or naproxen to relieve pain or fever (do not give aspirin to a child)
Over-the-counter medicines may help relieve symptoms such as runny nose, congestion, fever and aches, but they do not shorten the length of time you or your child is sick.
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