This time of year is tough: it seems like everyone is sick!
What happens when you get a sore throat?
Dr. Sue has the prescription.
A tip from Dr. Sue:
Remember, treating a sore throat depends on the cause. Coughing is irritating but also helps to clear the airways and prevent pneumonia. Over the counter cough and cold preparations are not recommended for children under the age of 6. One of the best treatments for a cough is honey. A child over the age of one year may have a teaspoon of honey to help with nighttime cough. There are several products on the market and it seems that any type of honey will help.
Lastly, the data that Vitamin C, zinc, Vitamin D and echinacea help the common cold is still not conclusive. Rest, fluids and time still seem to be the best way to treat the common cold - and a little patience.