03/17/2011 08:26 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

14 Healing Tips For Kids With Colds

Treating a kid's cold is trickier than ever. Parents have long reached for over-the-counter cough and cold remedies, but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration no longer recommends them for children younger than four. And, the FDA is investigating whether these drugs are safe for older kids.

One thing's clear: None of these over-the-counter medications can cure the common cold or make it go away any faster.

So what's a parent to do? Follow these 14 steps to help your child get through the stuffy-headed misery.