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Baby Colds: How You Can Prevent Them from Posing a Threat to Your Child?

Common cold is simply an infection that affects the nose and respiratory tracts. More than 200 different viruses can cause a cold. Babies, in particular, are more vulnerable, because their immune systems are not completely developed. Most colds are not dangerous, and usually last only a week. Colds that last longer than a week should be treated by a health professional. A cold may lead to pneumonia or other serious illnesses, especially in babies younger than three months.


 


Symptoms


 


Children with a common cold may display one of the following symptoms:



Treatment


 


There is no cure for the common cold. However, here are some ways you can help your baby feel better:



Call the doctor immediately in the following cases:




Disclaimer: The above information is commonsense reflection drawn from general experience. If you are looking for expert medical advice, please consult your doctor.