A cold is an infection caused by many different viruses. Colds can cause runny nose, sneezing, cough and fever.Your child doesn’t need antibiotics because colds are caused by a virus. Colds usually get better on their own. The best thing you can do is make sure your child drinks enough and is comfortable.
You should see a doctor
right away if your child:
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Current as of: March 13, 2017
Author: Health Education and Learning Program (HEAL), Alberta Health Services
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