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Treatment of the common cold in children and adults.

@article{Fashner2012TreatmentOT,
  title={Treatment of the common cold in children and adults.},
  author={Julia Fashner and Kevin Ericson and Sarah E. Werner},
  journal={American family physician},
  year={2012},
  volume={86 2},
  pages={
          153-9
        }
}
The common cold, or upper respiratory tract infection, is one of the leading reasons for physician visits. Generally caused by viruses, the common cold is treated symptomatically. Antibiotics are not effective in children or adults. In children, there is a potential for harm and no benefits with over-the-counter cough and cold medications; therefore, they should not be used in children younger than four years. Other commonly used medications, such as inhaled corticosteroids, oral prednisolone… 

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