Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Lisca | 2009-07-19

Q.

Causes of colds, ect? Can this be?

I was wondering.....My little ones like playing outside, but sometime it' s very cool, even cold....My youngest never wants to keep his shoes on....Is it really true that children must stay inside, that the cold will make them sick or is this nonsense?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

If your children are well they can certainly play outside. Just dress them warmly if it is cold outside. Exercise is always good for children and keeps them healthy. Colds are caused by viruses and spread from one infected person to others usually by sneezing and coughing causing droplet infection and by contact. This is why washing your hands is so important to prevent the speread of colds and flu in the winter months.

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C.

Posted by: Moah | 2009-07-21

Hi Doc my 2yr old gil she is coughs a lot at night when she is sleeping what could be the cos

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