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