Most symptoms will improve without antibiotics
It’s important for parents to understand that colds and most coughs, earaches, sore throats and other common symptoms caused by respiratory tract infections will improve without antibiotics. Your doctor will advise when antibiotics are appropriate.
What you can do to help your child feel better
Understanding how to manage colds, coughs, earaches, sore throats and other common symptoms caused by respiratory tract infections can help you feel more in control.
Find out how to manage common symptoms, how long symptoms usually last, how to tell when your child’s symptoms are serious and when to seek help from your health professional.