What if I don’t see any improvement in my child?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Ronald Turner, MD of the University of Virginia explains what to do if you don’t see any improvement in your child.

    Dr. Ronald Turner

    Ronald Turner, MD, is Professor of Pediatrics and Associate Dean for Clinical Research at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Turner earned his MD degree from Southern Illinois University and did his training in Pediatrics and Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Columbus Children’s Hospital (Ohio State University) and the University of Virginia. He subsequently served in faculty positions at the University of Utah and the Medical University of South Carolina. In addition to his administrative role at the University of Virginia, Dr. Turner has clinical care and teaching responsibilities in General Pediatrics and Pediatric Infectious Diseases. His research interests are directed at the pathogenesis and treatment of viral respiratory infections.

    Host: What if I don t see any improvement in my child?

    Ronald Turner: Well, any improvements that you see with these treatments is going to be temporary anyway and so, really the thing that s going to cure your child of their common cold is time and so, really all you are doing with any of these treatments is trying to make your child more comfortable, until they recover on their own.