By Bjarne Lühr Hansen PhD, MD and Philipp Skafte-Holm MD, Mentor Institute
A common cold can, with small children, cause rise in temperature up to 40ºC. By raising the bedhead and use nose drops you can prevent the cold from developing into an inflammation of the middle ear. If your child becomes drowsy or has trouble breathing you must call the doctor immediately.
A common cold begins with indisposition, a head cold and a stuffy nose. After 1 to 2 days, the nose starts running with a clear fluid that later becomes thick and yellow. Cough, sneezing, a sore throat and rise in temperature are common. With small children the temperature can reach up to 40°C. The illness is caused by a viral infection.
Common cold is extremely common. It lasts from 7 to 14 days and there is no effective cure.
Prolonged and repeated common colds during the summer can be caused by hay fever. Consider hay fever in the case of: