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What is your opinion of giving Nyquil to a child age 6-7 years approximately 2 times a week?
    
In general, parents should avoid the "shotgun" approach in treating their children's illnesses. Nyquil contains doxylamine succinate (an antihistamine), dextromethorphan (an anti-cough medication), acetaminophen (a fever reducer) and pseudoephedrine ( a decongestant). In addition, the liquid form contains 10% alcohol and teenagers have been known to abuse the medication for a "high." Nyquil is advertised as "the night time sniffling sneezing coughing aching stuffy head fever so your child can rest and have a good morning" medicine. It is just one of many over the counter products that are loaded with more than one medicine, each claiming to aid all of your youngster’s symptoms. These combination products are expensive, their doses are usually inadequate,and they often treat symptoms that the child does not even have! Furthermore, one of the medications might cause an allergic reaction and it would be impossible to determine which of the four ingredients was responsible. Another reason to avoid combination cold medicine is that their brightly colored packages are attractive to young children and is a frequent cause of accidental poisonings. A point to remember, use medicines only when necessary. You did not indicate in your question why Nyquil was being given every night. If your child has a need for such medication, I would recommend you consult with your pediatrician for an alternative.

 

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