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Common Cold


Symptoms of the common cold:

sneezing, watery eyes, cough, stuffy, runny nose, fussiness and mild fever and headache.

Cold is caused by hundreds of different viruses, there is still no vaccine for the common cold. Treatment is limited to the following:

cool-mist vaporizer, suction nose with saline drops and bulb syringe, acetaminophen or Ibuprofen to bring down a fever, decongestants, lots of fluids Cold usually lasts about 7-10 days.

Any fever should appear at the beginning of the cold and then go away.

Contact us if: fever continues or goes up for longer than 72 hours, symptoms seem to get worse after a week, or your child has problems breathing, ear pain, significant vomiting or diarrhea or rashes.