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    Cold and cough medicine: Information for patients. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Available at:
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    Updated September 11, 2009. Accessed August 26, 2013.


    Colds and flu. EBSCO Natural and Alternative Treatments website. EBSCO Health Library website. Available at:
    http://www.ebscohost.com/healthLibrary
    . Updated August 22, 2013. Accessed August 26, 2013.


    Common cold. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases website. Available at:
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    Updated August 17, 2011. Accessed August 26, 2013.


    Upper respiratory infection (URI). EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at:
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    . Updated August 11, 2013. Accessed August 26, 2013.


    12/4/2007 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance
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    : Lizogub VG, Riley DS, Heger M. Efficacy of a pelargonium sidoides preparation in patients with the common cold: a randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial.
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    1/30/2008 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance
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    : Public health advisory:
    Nonprescription cough and cold medicine use in children—FDA recommends that over-the-counter (OTC) cough and cold products not be used for infants and children under 2 years of age. US Food and Drug Administration website. Available at:
    http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm051137.htm
    . Updated August 19, 2013. Accessed August 26, 2013.


    1/30/2008 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance
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    : Paul IM, Beiler J, McMonagle A, et al. Effect of honey, dextromethorphan, and no treatment on nocturnal cough and sleep quality for coughing children and their parents.
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    2/26/2008 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance
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    : Slapak I, Skoupá J, Strnad P, Horník P. Efficacy of isotonic nasal wash (seawater) in the treatment and prevention of rhinitis in children.
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    10/29/2008 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance
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    : Arruda E, Pitkäranta A, Witek TJ Jr, Doyle CA, Hayden FG. Frequency and natural history of rhinovirus infections in adults during autumn.
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    Pappas DE, Hendley JO, Hayden FG, Winther B. Symptom profile of common colds in school-aged children.
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    8/6/2010 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance
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    : Hemila H, Chalker E, Douglas B. Vitamin C for preventing and treating the common cold.
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev.
    2010 Mar 17;(3):CD000980.


    2/25/2011 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance
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    : Sing M, Das R. Zinc for the common cold.
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev.
    2011;(2):CD001364.


    7/6/2011 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance
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    : Paul IM, Beiler JS, King TS, Clapp ER, Vallati J, Berlin CM.
    Vapor rub, petrolatum, and no treatment for children with nocturnal cough and cold symptoms.
    Pediatrics.
    2010;126(6):1092-1099.


    9/25/2013 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance
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    : Singh M, Das RR. Zinc for the common cold. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2013 Jun 18;6.

  • Resources

    American Academy of Family Physicians

    http://www.familydoctor.org

    American Lung Association

    http://www.lung.org

  • Canadian Resources

    Public Health Agency of Canada

    http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca

    The College of Family Physicians of Canada

    http://www.cfpc.ca