The Common Cold

Common Cold Treatment in Jumeirah, Dubai

Overview

  • The common cold in children is an acute, self-limiting viral infection of the upper respiratory tract, involving, to variable degrees, sneezing, nasal congestion and discharge (rhinorrhea), sore throat, cough, low grade fever, headache, and malaise.
  • Babies are especially susceptible to the common cold, in part because they’re often around other older children. Also, they have yet to develop immunity to many common infections. Within the first year of life, most babies have up to seven colds; more if they’re in child care centers.

 

Causes

More than 200 different types of viruses are known to cause the common cold, with rhinovirus causing approximately 10%-40% of all adult colds. Other commonly implicated viruses include coronavirus, adenovirus, respiratory syncytial virus, and parainfluenza virus

 

Common Cold Symptoms:

The first indication of the common cold in infants is often:

  • A congested or runny nose
  • Nasal discharge that may be clear at first but might thicken and turn yellow or green

Other signs and symptoms of a common cold in a baby may include:

  • Fever
  • Sneezing
  • Coughing
  • Decreased appetite
  • Irritability
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Trouble nursing or taking a bottle due to nasal congestion

 

Common Cold Treatment

Treatment for the common cold in infants involves easing their symptoms, such as by providing fluids, keeping the air moist and helping them keep their nasal passages open. Very young infants must see a doctor at the first sign of the common cold because they’re at greater risk of croup and pneumonia.

Consult our expert doctors at SHAMMA Clinic in Jumeirah for effectively treating pneumonia & common cold in children. Book an appointment with our expert Pediatrician today.

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