Most children get 8 to 10 colds before they are 2 years old. Most colds come and go without any big problems.

There is no cure for the common cold because colds are caused by viruses. Antibiotics don’t kill viruses, so they will not make your child’s cold better. But you can help your child feel better until the cold goes away.

Here is more information from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) about colds.

Colds usually last about a week but can even last for 10 days. Children can get one cold right after another. So it may seem like your child is sick for a long time.

Signs and symptoms of a cold include

Sign and symptoms of a cold can make your child fussy too. If there is fever, it should come at the start of the cold and then go away. Mucus in your child’s nose...

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