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

Treating the Common Cold in Children

That's good. These symptoms would require emergency care. Here are a few more symptoms you need to consider before we get to treating a cold.

Does your child have any of the following symptoms

  • headache

  • body aches or pains

  • diarrhea or vomiting

  • chills

  • high fever (102F/39C or higher)

  • a cough that is severe or sounds barky?

Yes, my child is having one or more of these symptoms.

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

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