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Symptom Checker

Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.

Treating the Common Cold in Children

First, let's check to see if your child's symptoms could be something more serious than a common cold.

Does your child have any of the following symptoms

  • difficulty breathing

  • lips, mouth and fingertips turning blue

  • inability to speak

  • neck pain or stiffness

  • not drinking and/or not making urine?

Yes, my child has one or more of those symptoms.

No, my child is not having any of those symptoms.

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