Cold season still lingers for your child
Wed, 28 Mar 2012 23:22:35 GMT —
House Call: Can it really be another cold?
"Yes, we are still well within the typical cold season which lasts from mid September through April or May," said Dr. Karla Smith from the Traverse Area Pediatric and Adolescent Clinic. "Children six years and under experience 6-8 colds per year."
Dr. Smith also said a higher incidence of colds is expected in infants and preschoolers who are in daycare or who have older siblings in school. So, when is it more than a cold?
"Cold symptoms in children last around 10 days," said Dr. Smith. "A persistent fever or worsening cough is generally a sign parents should contact their child's doctor."
To learn more about colds in children and infants, click on the video above.
If you missed last week's House Call, we discussed allergies, a cold and the Flu, and the symptoms to know which one you have. Click HERE to learn more.
For more information on Traverse Area Pediatric & Adolescent clinic click HERE or call 231-421-8099.