Cold

Also known as: common cold, viral infection, viral sore throat, upper respiratory tract infection, URI

What are colds, coughs, and sore throats?

The common cold is a very common contagious viral infection of the nose and throat (upper respiratory tract). Babies and infants may have many (> 6-8 colds per year-sometimes even more if they are in kindergarten), with older children/ adolescents having 2-4/ year. Cold season for children is between September and March/April.


What causes colds, coughs, and sore throats?

Colds are always viral infections. A variety of different viruses can cause colds, however rhinoviruses are the most common.


What are the symptoms of colds, coughs, and sore throats?

Symptoms usually appear 1-3 days after being exposed to the virus with the child "not feeling very well" and then include; mild fever (sometimes), runny or stuffy nose, sneezing, a sore throat, cough, and/or mild headaches/body aches. Most symptoms disappear within 4-10 days.


What are colds, coughs, and sore throats care options?

Colds cannot be cured, and supportive care is best until the symptoms subside. These include rest, over-the-counter pain relievers, medication for symptoms and drinking plenty of fluids.

Reviewed by: Jack Wolfsdorf, MD, FAAP

This page was last updated on: 2/2/2018 11:45:45 AM

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Urgent Care Centers

Doral Urgent Care Center
3601 NW 107th Avenue
Doral, FL 33178
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Palm Beach Gardens Urgent Care Center
11310 Legacy Avenue
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
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Miramar Urgent Care Center
12246 Miramar Parkway
Miramar, FL 33025
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Miami Lakes Urgent Care Center
15025 NW 77 Avenue
Miami Lakes, FL 33014
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Nirvair Chowdhury Midtown Urgent Care Center
3915 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33137
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West Kendall Urgent Care Center
13400 SW 120th Street
Miami, FL 33186
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Palmetto Bay Urgent Care Center
17615 SW 97 Avenue
Palmetto Bay, FL 33157
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West Bird Urgent Care Center
11449 SW 40 Street
Miami, FL 33165
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Main Campus Urgent Care Center
3100 SW 62 Avenue
Miami, FL 33155
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Golisano | Nicklaus Children's Health Center
3361 Pine Ridge Road
Naples, FL 34109
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Hialeah Urgent Care Center
990 W 49th Street
Hialeah, FL 33012
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Pinecrest Urgent Care Center
11521 South Dixie Highway
Pinecrest, FL 33156
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Homestead Urgent Care Center
2072 NE 8th Street
Homestead, FL 33033
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