You can often treat a cold without seeing your GP. You should begin to feel better in about a week or two.
Check if you have a cold
Cold symptoms come on gradually and can include:
- blocked or runny nose
- 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. Sometimes, symptoms last longer in children.
For more information please visit: www.nhs.uk/conditions/common-cold