Does your child have recurrent nasal congestion, nasal discharge and sneezing? He can be suffering from Allergic rhinitis. Allergic rhinitis is a diagnosis that can be established both in infants and in an older child, but its prevalence usually peaks late in childhood
It is estimated that about 20-40% of children suffer from allergic rhinitis, especially those who are living in highly industrialized areas. [Read more…]
The common cold is one of the most common upper respiratory tract infections in the world.
An average child contracts more than 5 infections in a year. The common cold, together with other respiratory tract infection like influenza is diagnosed collectively as “influenza like illness”.
What are the common cold symptoms?
A common cold usually presents as nasal congestion, sneezing, runny nose, or even cough. It is often a mild illness which doesn’t keep a child from doing all his usual activity but there are times when a child with a common cold will have fever, headache and somebody pains. This is the point where the presentation overlaps with what we diagnosed as influenza, which is obviously more debilitating.
What is the treatment and management of common cold?
A common cold is generally a mild and self limiting disease. There is no medicine that has proven to shorten the course of a common cold.