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What works for treating children's colds?


Children get six to eight colds a year - twice as many as adults - but there's little evidence on what helps improve symptoms like blocked or runny noses and sneezing.

So are there remedies worth trying?

Pharmacies and supermarkets are full of cough and cold medicines which claim to relieve symptoms of the common cold.

But there is little evidence that many of them work, according to a BMJ review of trials on over-the-counter treatments.

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