More than 200 different viruses can cause a cold in children, but the rhinovirus is the most common culprit. The symptoms typically include runny nose and sneezing. A cold is not the same as the flu (influenza). Flu symptoms are more severe and can include a fever and shaking chills, aches and pains, lethargy and headaches.
There are many causes and contributing factors such as:
When your child is displaying symptoms of a cold, making them feel better is your top priority. Here are four ways that may help:
Cough and cold medicines and certain flu treatment should not be given to children younger than six years old.