The all-too-frequent complaint of a ''head cold'' is often associated with that of a ''chest cold'' in the very young child. In a lot of cases, there is no genuine ''cold'' [Respiratory Infection] but what is heard is what we refer to as ''transmitted sounds''. These are sounds/vibrations in which air from secretions rattling around in the back of the throat or other upper parts of the airway. In these cases, ''cold medicine'' is of no use whatsoever.