The common cold is a collections of symptoms usually caused by a viral infection. Lots of viruses can take hold inside your nose, mouth, throat, or lungs, and cause cold symptoms.
Most people get over a cold without lasting problems. Even so, having a cold can be uncomfortable. And if your child has a cold, it can be hard to know when the symptoms call for a trip to your healthcare provider.
Sniffling and runny nose
In children, the common cold can also cause a fever. But adults do not usually get a fever when they have a cold