1. What to do
  • Humidifier
  • Reduce fever as mentioned earlier
  • Nasal saline drops: Over the counter salt and water (Ayers, Little Noses), Put 1-2 drops in each nostril, Suction only if there visible mucous, otherwise let the child swallow the fluid

2. Bring the child to the office if:
  • Persistent for more than 1 week
  • Fever increases
  • Fast labored breathing
  • Coughing accompanied by vomiting if you are concerned about dehydration