Understanding the Common Cold

Understanding the Common Cold

What is the cold?

What is the cold?

What is a cold caused by?

What is a cold caused by?

How do you catch a cold?

How do you catch a cold?

How many different kinds of cold are there?

How many different kinds of cold are there?

What is the difference between child colds and adult colds?

What is the difference between child colds and adult colds?

How dangerous are colds?

How dangerous are colds?

How dangerous are colds?

How dangerous are colds?

What is the difference between child colds and adult colds?

What is the difference between child colds and adult colds?

How many different kinds of cold are there?

How many different kinds of cold are there?

How do you catch a cold?

How do you catch a cold?

What is a cold caused by?

What is a cold caused by?

What is the cold?

What is the cold?

Understanding the Common Cold

Understanding the Common Cold

Can I get an antibiotic for a cold?

Can I get an antibiotic for a cold?

How effective are natural remedies like vitamins?

How effective are natural remedies like vitamins?

  	Are there medicines I can take for the cold?

Are there medicines I can take for the cold?

Why isn't there a cold vaccine like there is for the flu?

Why isn't there a cold vaccine like there is for the flu?

When should you call a doctor?

When should you call a doctor?

What should I do at the first sign of a cold?

What should I do at the first sign of a cold?

What are the symptoms of a cold?

What are the symptoms of a cold?

Should I stay home if I have a cold and, if so, for how long?

Should I stay home if I have a cold and, if so, for how long?

Can I catch a cold from being cold and wet?

Can I catch a cold from being cold and wet?

  	Are there ways I can prevent a cold?

Are there ways I can prevent a cold?

Are there medical conditions that might make me more at risk to catching a cold?

Are there medical conditions that might make me more at risk to catching a cold?

Are colds more dangerous to certain people than others?

Are colds more dangerous to certain people than others?

Can I catch a cold in an environment with circulated air?

Can I catch a cold in an environment with circulated air?

Am I more likely to catch a cold in a certain environment?

Am I more likely to catch a cold in a certain environment?

Are there more life factors that make me more susceptible to catching a cold?

Are there more life factors that make me more susceptible to catching a cold?

Is there a time of the year that I'm more likely to catch a cold?

Is there a time of the year that I'm more likely to catch a cold?

What is the difference between colds and allergies?

What is the difference between colds and allergies?

Can you get a cold and the flu simultaneously?

Can you get a cold and the flu simultaneously?

Can a cold evolve into the flu?

Can a cold evolve into the flu?

What is the difference between a cold and the flu?

What is the difference between a cold and the flu?

What if I don't see any improvement in my child?

What if I don't see any improvement in my child?

How can I treat my child's cold?

How can I treat my child's cold?

What is an analgesic?

What is an analgesic?

Can I give any cold medicine to my children?

Can I give any cold medicine to my children?

What are the recent changes the FDA made for children under 6 regarding colds?

What are the recent changes the FDA made for children under 6 regarding colds?

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Dr. Ronald Turner

Professor of Pediatrics, UVA, Virginia School of Medicine

http://www.healthsystem.virginia.edu  

Ronald Turner, MD, is Professor of Pediatrics and Associate Dean for Clinical Research at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Turner earned his MD degree from Southern Illinois University and did his training in Pediatrics and Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Columbus Children’s Hospital (Ohio State University) and the University of Virginia. He subsequently served in faculty positions at the University of Utah and the Medical University of South Carolina. In addition to his administrative role at the University of Virginia, Dr. Turner has clinical care and teaching responsibilities in General Pediatrics and Pediatric Infectious Diseases. His research interests are directed at the pathogenesis and treatment of viral respiratory infections.

What is the difference between child colds and adult colds?

Dr. Ronald Turner explains the difference between child colds and adult colds.

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Host: What is the difference between child colds and adult colds?

Ronald Turner: There is not really too much difference between colds in children and colds in adults. Children may have a little bit of fever occasionally associated with common cold symptoms. In adults, we generally recognize no fever as part of the usual common cold syndrome. So, that is may be a minor difference but in general they are the same.