Children's Hospital Colorado

Respiratory Health and Asthma

A girl with long brown hair and wearing a light blue fleece jacket holds up her arm across her mouth while coughing.

Dealing with a child who’s got a cold is definitely one of the not-so-fun things about parenting. Most viruses will pass eventually, but what if your child seems to be constantly battling the sniffles or is suffering from scarier symptoms, like trouble breathing? In a non-emergency situation, your best bet is to contact your pediatrician or call our ParentSmart Healthline at 1-855-KID-INFO (543-4636). Our experienced pediatric nurses will be able to answer any questions and help you determine if your child should go to urgent care.