By: Joe Graedon November 26, 2012 0 Comments
    Easing Kids’ Coughs and Colds

    Ask a pediatrician how to treat a child's cold, and you'll probably learn that there are few, if any, medicines that speed recovery or even ease symptoms. Dextromethorphan (abbreviated DM) is the main…

    By: Terry Graedon August 9, 2012 1 Comments
    Old-Fashioned Remedy Best for Kids’ Cough

    The principal ingredient in most over-the-counter cough medicines, dextromethorphan, is no longer recommended for young children. Parents need not despair, however. Evidence is accumulating that an ol…

    By: Terry Graedon March 9, 2011 5 Comments
    Vitamin Shots Helped Chronic Coughs

    A chronic cough can be a symptom of allergies, asthma, reflux or a side effect of certain kinds of blood pressure medication. Italian scientists now suggest that an unexplained cough may also be a res…

    By: Terry Graedon November 21, 2010 20 Comments
    Old-Fashioned Vicks VapoRub Vindicated

    Parents with young children are faced with a difficult dilemma. When their youngsters come down with colds, parents want to give something to soothe symptoms. Congestion and a nighttime cough can keep…

    By: Terry Graedon April 10, 2010 3 Comments
    Coughing Fix: How to Suppress an Annoying Cough

    Learn how to treat a cough in this video with Joe Graedon.…

    By: Terry Graedon January 30, 2006 0 Comments
    Calming a Cough Calls for Creativity

    Once upon a time, before the end of the last century, Americans could buy cough medicines that worked. Codeine-containing syrups were widely available without prescription. Physicians also recommended…