It is never fun when your child is sick. Unfortunately, there's no cure for the common cold. Antibiotics may be used to fight bacterial infections, but they have no effect on viruses, like RSV, flu, Cold, or COVID.  

The best you can do is to make your child comfortable. Make sure your child gets extra rest and drinks water or other liquids.  Our information sheets can answer many of your questions. Here are the top ones: 

Please keep in mind that we cannot prescribe medications via phone/text.  We also are only able to provide school excuses for days that the child is seen in clinic or via telemed.  Parent excuses should be sufficient for days until able to return to school.  

Healthy Children Symptom Checker - Provides wonderful and trusted advice from the AAP