|PLAIN LANGUAGE: Colds are infections caused by viruses. There is no cure for the common cold, but this handout explains to parents the signs of a cold, and what they can do to help their young child feel better. There are tips on how to treat a stuffy nose, relieve aches and pains, and keep your child hydrated, as well as ways to prevent colds, and when to call the doctor if symptoms worsen.|
The information contained in this publication should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your pediatrician. There may be variations in treatment that your pediatrician may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances.