Introduction: Common cold is a frequent problem in children and their parents, particularly in cold periods of the year. Usually, it is a harmless nuisance, which makes the child to feel unwell. Purpose: In the thesis, we investigated known and lesser known facts about common cold in children with the aim of presenting them to target population, i. e. parents who frequently face the problem of common cold in their children and therefore seek effective solutions. By providing relevant information, we want to establish “the one stop scheme” to assist them in finding practical advice. Methods: We used descriptive research, i. e. review of existing literature. On internet, we gathered literature on common cold from which we selected 28 units. By comparing older literature with the newer one, we tried to confirm the relevance and validity of older sources. The exclusion criteria were duplicate articles, articles providing no information on children, articles without authors’ profile/professional
qualification, and articles with religious content. The inclusion criteria were children and keywords “common cold”, “infection”, ”upper respiratory tract”, “virology”, “information”. Results: With search by keywords, we obtained relevant literature on common cold to use it in our thesis. In view of the large number of articles, we selected appropriate ones by reviewing their abstracts. In addition, we searched for literature in electronic data bases COBIB.SI and used 5 appropriate units, as well as in databases DiKUL (6 units), CINAHL (3 units), MEDLINE (6 units), and Cochrane library (8 units). Discussion and conclusion: Due to poor knowledge and awareness, parents in case of common cold often seek for medical assistance. In basic healthcare and in prevention of common cold, a nurse plays a vital role, providing accurate information and advice on appropriate measures. Relevant information on common cold, available o internet is considered to be safe, only a small proportion being inaccurate and misleading.