There's a Shortage of Cold and Flu Meds for Kids: What Parents Can Do

December 6, 2022

HealthLine

​As the holiday season has arrived, so have many winter illnesses like the common cold and seasonal flu.

And this rise in cases is hitting children especially hard.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) along with parents and pharmacists are reporting that medications to treat children’s ear infections, sore throats, influenza, and common upper respiratory illnesses are becoming hard to find.

Experts believe that this problem is due to increased demand for medications as children have become ill earlier in cold and flu season than expected.

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