The variety of cold preparations available in pharmacies really do not treat the common cold well and don't make it go away faster anyway. Most parents are just trying to relieve the symptoms, so their children are more comfortable and can get their rest. Some suggest merely using a vaporizer or humidifier in the room at naps and bedtime, which tends to increase the amount of moisture (humidity) in the air of the room. This may help to open the nasal passages and make your daughter's breathing easier. If you choose an oral (by mouth) over-the-counter decongestant instead, try cutting the usual recommended dose for your daughter in half. This should minimize the hyperactivity and be less disruptive to her sleep, but hopefully still give the desired relief.
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