For upper respiratory infections, such as sore throats, ear infections, sinus infections, colds and bronchitis, try the following:
- 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)
For children and adults, over-the-counter pain relievers, decongestants and saline nasal sprays may help relieve some symptoms. Remember, always use over-the-counter products as directed. Many over-the-counter products are not recommended for children younger than certain ages.
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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For upper respiratory infections, such as sore throats, ear
infections, sinus infections, colds and bronchitis, try the
following: get plenty of rest drink plenty of fluids use a clean
humidifier or cool mist vaporizer avoid smoking,... More