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Not Getting Steamed Over Croup and Coughs

Standing in a steamy bathroom at 3 AM, holding a coughing little baby. Croup and coughs can put parents on a real emotional roller-coaster.  Most of us parents have suffered through miserable nights alternating between steam, cold air, and chest rubs. We were following the suggestions of our doctors, health websites, and most importantly, the advice of our parents and grandparents.

Turns out study after study failed to find any indication that steam helps at all. Continue Reading