Cold: Symptoms and Appearances
It's clear: runny nose, cough, hoarseness. But the symptom picture of a cold is quite diverse and the degree of complaint may vary from case to case. Your child can but does not have to feel really sick.
Cold: in principle, the popular wisdom
- Three days she comes, three days she stays, three days she goes.
- Without a doctor takes a cold for a week, with a doctor seven days.
Common colds overlap with many other illnesses in their symptoms. On the one hand, this applies to nonspecific symptoms such as tiredness and headache. But also for the more or less typical common cold symptoms:
After a few days, which can sometimes take up to 2 weeks, the symptoms of a common cold in your child (and yourself too) should be gone. If this is not the case, if the symptoms get worse or if more are added (such as ear or headache, respiratory problems, or a renewed fever), it could be a complicated course in which the cold leads to a more severe illness.
In most cases, colds in children (and adults) are fortunately without complications. But you can not be sure of that.
No, if you look into the mouth of your chilled child and see whitish deposits on his almonds, this is an indication of bacterial tonsillitis. Or, to put it medically correctly, a tonsillitis.