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Winter Cold Woes: Raw Noses, Chapped Lips & More

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: Bloody noses, chapped lips and dry skin are just some of the undesirable side effects that come with winter colds.
Air Date: 12/4/13
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Lisa M. Asta, MD
lisa astaLisa M. Asta, M.D., is board-certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, for which she is also a Media Representative (she has been interviewed for Kids Health on Health Radio, and quoted in Parenting Magazine, USA Today, and the New York Times, among other publications). She is a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California at San Francisco and past pediatric chair at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek. She graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins University.
Winter Cold Woes: Raw Noses, Chapped Lips & More
Bloody noses, chapped lips and dry skin are just some of the undesirable side effects that come with winter colds.

Your child probably will have more colds or upper respiratory infections than any other illness.

In the first two years of life alone, most youngsters have eight to 10 colds.

And if your kid is in a child care situation, or if there are older school-aged children in your house, he or she may have even more since colds spread easily among children who are in close contact with one another.

That's the bad news... but there is some good news too.

Most colds go away by themselves and do not lead to anything worse.

In this segment of Healthy Children, Dr.Lisa M. Asta discusses how to help prevent some of the illnesses that come with winter, as well as what to do with the symptoms and nasty side effects.
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