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How long do cold viruses last


More than any disease, a rhinovirus (rhinoceros meaning “nose”)  associated with colds. Rhinoviruses can also cause sore throats, ear infections, sinuses and, to a lesser extent, pneumonia and bronchiolitis (an infection of the small airways of the lungs).
The average child has 8 to 10 colds in the first 2 years of their life. If she spends time in children’s homes, where she revealed by other children with colds, she can get even more colds.

What causes the common cold virus?

Rhinoviruses easily spread through contact with a person. When a child with a rhinovirus infection has a nasal void, nasal secretions deposited on their hands and from there on tables, toys, and other surfaces.

Your child can touch the hands, skin or toys of another child who has been infected with the virus, then touch their own eyes or nose and become infected. She could possibly breathe airborne viruses that spread through coughing (coronavirus). Although your child can develop a cold at any time of the year, these infections are most common in the fall and spring.

how does the cold virus work?

The signs and symptoms of colds are known to everyone. Your child’s cold can start with a watery, rubbery nose that has a clear discharge. Subsequently, the discharge becomes thicker and often brown, gray or green. This colored runny nose is normal when the child begins to warm up.

Children can also develop symptoms such as:

  • fainting
  • Mild fever (38.3 ° C – 38.9 ° C)
  • Headache
  • Irritated throat
  • Cough
  • Muscle pain
  • Decreased appetite