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How do I treat my child's cold symptoms?
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Dr. Michael Jaindl
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: liquids, bedrest and
In brief: liquids, bedrest and
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Dr. Nanette Nuessle
Pediatrics
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In brief: Fluids, rest
The average cold lasts 2-3 weeks, with the worst symptoms occurring in the first 5-7 days.
There is no treatment that changes this and makes a cold go away sooner. To make your child more comfortable, push fluids (preferably water and juice), run a vaporizer and encourage them to rest. Use Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen for body aches, but not for fever below 103. Call if you have questions.

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In brief: Fluids, rest
The average cold lasts 2-3 weeks, with the worst symptoms occurring in the first 5-7 days.
There is no treatment that changes this and makes a cold go away sooner. To make your child more comfortable, push fluids (preferably water and juice), run a vaporizer and encourage them to rest. Use Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen for body aches, but not for fever below 103. Call if you have questions. Call on a doctor now ›
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