Cold symptoms come on gradually and can include:
- a blocked or runny nose
- a sore throat
- muscle aches
- a raised temperature
- pressure in your ears and face
- loss of taste and smell
The symptoms are the same in adults and children however, sometimes symptoms last longer in children. It's fine to send your child to school with a minor cough or common cold but if they have a fever, keep them off school until the fever goes.