Respiratory Protection Checklist

  • Pain relievers/fever reducers
    (e.g. acetaminophen, aspirin, ibuprofen)
    Make sure that your cold and flu medications do not also contain these medications
  • Cough suppressants
    (helps to alleviate a hacking, non-productive cough)
  • Expectorants
    (helps loosen and bring up mucus from the lungs)
  • Nasal decongestants
    (alleviates a stuffy nose, as well as sinus congestion and pressure)
  • Antihistamines
    (helps with runny nose, sneezing, and watery eyes)
  • Lozenges
    (relieves throat pain and dryness)
  • Tissues, hand sanitizer, sports drinks or clear liquids, and disinfecting wipes

Always consult a pediatrician or pharmacist before giving any medication to children under the age of 12.

If you or a family member develops a temperature over 101.5, green or yellow mucus, confusion, chest pain or light headedness, call your doctor immediately.

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