There is no cure for the common cold. These are always caused by viruses and antibiotics do not help. Children and babies get a lot of them as they develop their resistance to disease.
- Treat with rest, fluids, regular paracetamol.
- A cold will last for five to seven days and will then subside. Catarrhal symptoms may persist for several weeks after a cold.
- If concerned then call the surgery for further advice.