Cold Medicine can be deadly for small children

A 2007 announcement from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) warns parents to avoid giving their babies and toddlers over-the-counter cold medicine and cough syrup without first consulting a physician.

Results from a two-year study found that over 1,500 babies and toddlers were rushed to hospital emergency rooms with health threatening reactions to common cold medications designed for small children. Sparking this investigation was the 2005 deaths of three infants who were found to have up to 14 times the recommended amount of cold medicine in their systems.

The problem is that it’s very difficult to regulate a safe medication dosage for children so young and small. The CDC currently has no dosing recommendations for children under age two.

So what is the best method for helping an infant or toddler fight a cold? The chiropractic community suggests that all infants and toddlers receive a spinal examination and chiropractic adjustments. These gentle chiropractic adjustments relieve misalignments in the spine allowing the immune system to function at maximum capacity, thus quickly and naturally fighting off sickness.

(Source: http://www.cdc.gov/od/oc/media/mmwrnews/2007/n070111.htm)

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