So when you think of sick children what do you think of? Wads of tissues, running noses, sleepless nights, and cries of, “No! Not medicine!” Usually in my house it goes something like this:
Child: “Mom (cough) my nose won’t stop running”
Mom: “You need to take some medicine”
Child: “I don’t want to take medicine”
Child: “It tastes yucky!”
Mom: “It will help you feel better”
Child leaves the room without taking medicine and usually returns 10 minutes later to have the same conversation. I never required my children to take medicine unless I felt they really needed it. Maybe to reduce a fever or if their symptoms were causing more issues. However no matter what how much I tried to get them to take medicine I was always met with protest about the taste.
In a new national survey of U.S. parents of school-aged children (ages 4-13), 40% say that they find it isn’t always easy to give their child(ren) over-the-counter liquid cough and cold medicine. Of those surveyed, one third of parents believe the taste of the medicine impacts how easy it is to give their child the medicine.
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Dr. Cocoa™ for Children comes in three patented formulas:
- Cocoa™ Long-Acting Cough Relief: relieves coughs for up to eight hours without causing drowsiness in children ages 4-13 (active ingredient: Dextromethorphan). Follow the package label for exact dose by age, or speak to your child’s pediatrician.
- Cocoa™ Daytime Cough + Cold Relief: relieves stuffy nose and cough for children ages 4-13. Its non-drowsy formula makes it ideal for daytime use (active ingredients: Dextromethorphan and Phenylephrine). Follow the package label for exact dose by age, or speak to your child’s pediatrician.
- Cocoa™ Nighttime Cough + Cold Relief: Made especially for children ages 6-13 to relieve coughs, along with stuffy nose, runny nose and sneezing at night (active ingredients: Diphenhydramine, Phenylephrine). Follow the package label for exact dose by age, or speak to your child’s pediatrician.
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