children

Cold Medicines Hospitalize 7,000 Children Each Year

Tuesday, July 29, 2008 by: David Gutierrez, staff writer
Tags: cold medicines, health news, Natural News

eTrust Pro Certified

Most Viewed Articles
Popular on Facebook
CDC issues flu vaccine apology: this year's vaccine doesn't work!
Depopulation test run? 75% of children who received vaccines in Mexican town now dead or hospitalized
Biologist explains how marijuana causes tumor cells to commit suicide
Companies begin planting microchips under employees' skin
BAM! Chipotle goes 100% non-GMO; flatly rejecting the biotech industry and its toxic food ingredients
U2's Bono partners with Monsanto to destroy African agriculture with GMOs
NJ cops bust teenagers shoveling snow without a permit
Russia throws down the gauntlet: energy supply to Europe cut off; petrodollar abandoned as currency war escalates
McDonald's in global profit free fall as people everywhere increasingly reject chemically-altered toxic fast food
March Against Monsanto explodes globally... World citizens stage massive protests across 38 countries, 428 cities... mainstream media pretends it never happened
Chemotherapy kills cancer patients faster than no treatment at all
Why flu shots are the greatest medical fraud in history
600 strains of an aerosolized thought control vaccine already tested on humans; deployed via air, food and water
Italian court rules mercury and aluminum in vaccines cause autism: US media continues total blackout of medical truth
Flu vaccine kills 13 in Italy; death toll rises
The 21 curious questions we're never allowed to ask about vaccines
Vicious attack on Dr. Oz actually waged by biotech mafia; plot to destroy Oz launched after episode on glyphosate toxicity went viral
Whooping cough outbreak at Massachusetts high school affected only vaccinated students

Delicious
(NaturalNews) More than 7,000 children under the age of 12 visit hospital emergency rooms in the United States every year due to over-the-counter cough and cold medication, according to a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and published in the journal Pediatrics.

This accounts for 5.7 percent of all medication-related emergency room visits for that age group.

Approximately two-thirds of the cases studied involved children who had overdosed on medication after taking it without an adult present. More than a quarter, however, involved children who took a recommended dose but then developed allergic reactions or alarming drowsiness.

The researchers did not examine the specific symptoms experienced, but noted that more than 90 percent of children were sent home without complications.

Even though the FDA has recommended against giving cold medication to young children, the CDC said that parents still appear set on doing so. The researchers cited a national survey, which found that 64 percent of parents believe cold medications to be safe and 20 percent plan to disregard an FDA warning and keep giving them to children under the age of two.

"However, if these medications are removed from the market, caregivers may be tempted to substitute products that are labeled for use by older children and adults," they wrote.

Instead, the study authors recommended changes to packaging to make it harder for children to overdose.

"One packaging innovation is incorporating adaptors onto bottles of liquid medication such that medication can only be accessed with a needle-less syringe, which prevents unsupervised preschool-aged children from drinking directly from the bottle," they wrote.

The researchers also noted that artificial colors and flavors could be removed from medications, since they increase the risk that unsupervised children will try to swallow them.

The researchers warned parents against telling children that medications are candy, or taking adult medications while young children are watching.

Join over four million monthly readers. Your privacy is protected. Unsubscribe at any time.
comments powered by Disqus
Take Action: Support NaturalNews.com by linking back to this article from your website

Permalink to this article:

Embed article link: (copy HTML code below):

Reprinting this article:
Non-commercial use OK, cite NaturalNews.com with clickable link.

Follow Natural News on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, and Pinterest

Colloidal Silver

Advertise with NaturalNews...

Support NaturalNews Sponsors:

Advertise with NaturalNews...

GET SHOW DETAILS
+ a FREE GIFT

Sign up for the FREE Natural News Email Newsletter

Receive breaking news on GMOs, vaccines, fluoride, radiation protection, natural cures, food safety alerts and interviews with the world's top experts on natural health and more.

Join over 7 million monthly readers of NaturalNews.com, the internet's No. 1 natural health news site. (Source: Alexa.com)

Your email address *

Please enter the code you see above*

No Thanks

Already have it and love it!

Natural News supports and helps fund these organizations:

* Required. Once you click submit, we will send you an email asking you to confirm your free registration. Your privacy is assured and your information is kept confidential. You may unsubscribe at anytime.