Helping your child during Cold and Flu season: Causes, symptoms and treatment

Helping your child during Cold and Flu season: Causes, symptoms and treatment

Why does my child have a cold?

A cold is a mild but catching viral infection that is very common during the winter months. In the UK, adults generally catch 2 to 3 colds a year. However, children can experience on average 5-8 colds per year.

How do I know if my child has a cold?

One of the most common first signs of a cold is a general feeling of being unwell. If your child has a cold, they may seem irritable and not their usual energetic selves. As the cold progresses your child may develop some of the following symptoms: Runny or blocked nose 

How can I help my child recover from a cold?

We all feel miserable when we have a cold and your child is no different. Although there is no cure for the common cold virus, there are ways you can help aid a speedier recovery.

  • Offer your child plenty of fluids
  • Ensure they rest
You may want to consider giving them some pain relief medicine. Nurofen for Children 100mg/5ml suspensions offers pain relief for babies from 3 months and weighing over 5kg.

 

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