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November 05, 2018
The common cold is caused by a viral infection. It may also be caused by allergic rhinitis or an infection, such as a lung infection. Your child may develop a cough, but it usually goes away on its own within three to four weeks.
Most colds and coughs do not require a doctor's visit or a trip to the emergency room. Here are some tips for keeping your child comfortable while the cold runs its course.
You should seek emergency care for your child if you notice any of these:
The Emergency Departments at Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock and Arkansas Children’s Northwest in Springdale are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for life’s little … and big … emergencies.