Cold Symptoms In Children

The signs and symptoms of a cold usually begin one to two days after exposure. In children, nasal congestion is the most notable symptom. Kids also can have clear, yellowish, or green-colored nasal discharge; fever (temperature higher than 100.4ºF or 38ºC) is common during the first three days of the illness.

Symptoms Include:

• Nasal Congestion
• Nasal Dishcharge
• Fever
• Sore Throat
• Cough
• Irritability
• Trouble Sleeping

The symptoms of a cold are typically worst during the first 10 days. Nevertheless, some children continue to have congestion, a runny nose, and a cough beyond 10 days. Additionally, it is not uncommon for a kid as the symptoms of the first cold are concluding to develop a second cold. This can make it seem as if the child has one cold that continues for weeks or even months, particularly during winter and the fall. Unless the kid has any of the more serious symptoms this really is not a cause for concern.

Symptoms of allergies (allergic rhinitis) are slightly different than those of a cold, and may contain bothersome itching of the nose and eyes.