Do I Need to See a Doctor?
Although colds aren’t normally serious, you should visit your GP if you notice any of the following:
- The cold has not cleared up within three weeks
- Your child is under three months old and has a temperature of 38 degrees, or 39 degrees if they are between 3-6 months
- Your child is struggling to breathe
- They are coughing up blood
- They have a persistent sore throat
- They seem to be getting worse rather than better