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Many: I break colds into flavors: there are chest colds, nose colds and throat colds, although all common colds can cause all symptoms. Stuffy nose and cough are the most common symptoms, but feeling tired, sore, sick, having sinus pressure or earaches all come with the territory. Many colds start with a sore throat before progressing to stuffy nose and/or cough, but some only involve sore throat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I went to the doctors , I have acute bronchitis, why antibiotics for that , and not the common cold?
Common cold: To avoid getting an upper respiratory infection practice excellent hand washing. Wash hands frequently & thoroughly with warm water and soap. Do not touch mouth, eyes or hands unless hands are clean. Avoid contact with people who have upper respiratory infections. Cover coughs. Tips: Sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. > ...Read more
I would like to know the main differences between flu and common cold , Symptoms , Medications , and Procedures ? Thanks
Fever, body aches,: a true influenza has sudden onset, true fever (over 38.5 C), severe muscle/body aches, headache, nausea and cough. It also may be accompanied by diarrhea. Usually you feel awful and not able to function. Because the flu weakens you so much, it is common to have a pneumonia soon after the flu in many cases. A cold will rarely have a true fever over 38.5 degrees c. ...Read more
Exhusband gave 3 year old (34 lbs)childrens Robitussin (guaifenesin) for common cold symptoms. She has never had it before and he didnt speak to doc. Concerns??
I have common cold symptoms, but I also have pain in the left back of my neck, and the lower left jaw hinge, and my left ear feels clogged.Whats wrong?
Ear infection?: Common cold and other causes of sore throat may block the eustachian tube that goes from the throat to the middle ear. It may happen with or without infection going to the middle ear. Try warm gargles and/or steam inhalation. If you do not get better in couple of days or if there is discharge from the ear, please consult your doctor. ...Read more
Common cold symptoms for 2 days already, then all of a sudden severe abdominal cramping & slight nausea, loose stool.(doubled over in pain) any ideas?
I get 'common cold' symptoms for a day after i swim in a pool the last 4-5 times. Sore throat, sinus, sneezing. Could it be a chlorine allergy?
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