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A 33-year-old member asked:

can you have a cold on only one side of your nose?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
No: You may have symptoms that predominate on one side, but the viruses that cause cold don't know left from right. The nasal cycle is a a natural rhythm of swelling of nasal passages which alternates from left to right and may exacerbate symptoms.

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