It's the sick season and colds are rampant right now. Everyone is asking: what is the "quick fix" to get rid of a cold? Unfortunately, when it comes to a cold...nothing is quick. The common cold starts with a runny nose then a scratchy throat followed by a cough. Your child may tell you they just feel "yucky". Don't be alarmed if your child's mucous turns from clear to colored. A green runny nose does not mean a bacterial infection, so no need to ask your doctor for an antibiotic...they do not help the common cold and are not needed. The only proven treatment for a cold is a tincture of time and treating your child's symptoms will help them feel better, sooner. Here's what I recommend to my patients: For a runny and stuffy nose...start with a hot shower to loosen up the secretions. You can also try nasal suctioning with a bulb syringe or a nasal aspirator for young children. For older children, I encourage saline rinses with an irrigation system like a Nedi pot. Many of my patients swear by it. At night, place a cool mist humidifier in your child's room to add some moisture to the dry heat in the house. You can expect your child's cold to last about 7 to 10 days. Don't forget to tell your kids to cover their nose when they sneeze and wash their hands to stop the germs from spreading to everyone in the I'm Dr. Sue with The Kid's Doctor helping parent take charge.
City of Brownwood Schedule for Memorial Day
Due to the Memorial Day Holiday on May 27, all non-emergency City facilities will close and there will be no collection of residential waste.
Abilene Law Enforcement to Help With SOTX Torch Run
Law enforcement officers in the Abilene area are getting fired up for the 2013 Torch Run Final Leg Departure, a part of Special Olympics Texas...
CSCOPE to No Longer Offer Lesson Plans to Texas Schools
Senate Education Chairman Dan Patrick announced that CSCOPE, the state's curriculum delivery system, would no longer offer lesson plans to Texas school districts.
McAlister Sworn In, Run--Off Election Date Determined
New Cityy Council member Kyle McAlister was sworn in Monday, and the City Council has set a run-ff election date for place 6.
APD: Suspect Flees After Street Fight, Officers Give Chase
APD has to chase down a suspect on foot after the suspect flees following a street fight.
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