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Researchers advise against decongestants for cold symptoms in young children.

Decongestants should not be given to young children because there is no evidence that they help clear up a blocked or runny nose and their safety is unclear, according to experts investigating the effectiveness of treatments for the common cold.

Instead, they advise clinicians to tell patients there are no "magic bullets" when it comes to treating colds, which will generally clear up by themselves in a week to 10 days.

Read more: https://www.nursingtimes.net/news/primary-care/researchers-advise-against-decongestants-for-colds-in-children/7026315.article?blocktitle=Today%27s-headlines&contentID=27748