More than 40% of parents with children younger than age 4 reported giving their children multisymptom cough and cold medicines, according to the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health. Such medications are not effective for relieving cold symptoms in young children and could be harmful. The FDA has cautioned against their use in children under age 2.
Poll: Many parents give their children ineffective cold medicines
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