How to avoid colds during winter and how to keep your kids safe too

What is Colds?

Winter can be a tough time for both kids and adults to stay healthy. Learning how to recognize common winter illnesses can make it easier to care for your child when they are sick. Knowing the signs and symptoms to look out for can also help you determine whether or not a visit to the pediatrician is needed. Based on symptoms alone, determining which illness your child has can be difficult. The majority have a lot in common, so being able to tell the difference is important. 

A cold is the most common winter illness that keeps children home from school. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), adults have an average of 2-3 colds per year, and children have even more. that typically lasts 7 to 10 days and can occur at any time of year.

Most common symptoms of Colds are: Stuffy/runny nose, cough, sore throat, sneezing, and mild fever.