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How Long Does Fatigue Associated With Common Cold Last
I have, sore throat, chills and fatigue which disable me from getting out of bed, but normal temp 36.8. Is this more likely to be flu or common cold?
Hard to guess: New throat pain can be strep throat (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antivirals may be used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (to see if a prescription is needed). With chills and lots of fatigue, it's more likely a flu-like illness or strep throat. ...Read more
Whats the diff. between flu or common cold virus. i have dry throat, hoarse voice, an dizziness, fatigue, an slight headache, . weakness, ect. ?
Fever: is higher with influenza than it is with the common cold. Other symptoms of flu include muscle aches and pains, shaking chills, cough, sometimes nausea, and a longer course than the common cold. Most people can go about their daily activities with a common cold. The flu usually knocks you down for at least a few days. ...Read more
Can an allergic reaction to a fragrance turn into a common cold or something that feels like the common cold -Stuffy nose, tiredness, sore throat, etc?
Fragrance: Probably not. Please see your doctor about this. ...Read more
Sore throat, hard to swallow, headache and fatigue, green/yellow phlegm. Is this just a common cold or something more, how can I treat from home?
Seasonal flu: Is a viral infection that effects your nose, throat and lungs. Dry cough, nasal congestion, fatigue, headache are common symptoms. Usually good rest and a plenty of water is the right treatment. In severe cases an antiviral medication is prescribed. If concerned, see your pcp. ...Read more
Depends...: A week or so.Get a more detailed answer ›
Colds arn't cured: The average common cold last 10 days measures such as increasing fluids getting appropriate rest blowing your nose sucking on candy using a humidifier can help make you more comfortable. If the symptoms really interfere with eating sleeping normal activity saline washes or otc decongestant sprays/tabs/or syrups can provide short term relief. ...Read more
Less than 5-7 days: Most viral upper respiratory infection will resolve within 5-7 days. If symptoms persist beyond this length of time, or there is a worsening of symptoms after an initial improvement, it may have progressed into a bacterial infection. This is the usual pathway in the development of a sinus infection, as an example. ...Read more
Wait: The zinc in coldeze may shorten the duration of a cold by a day or so. Symptomatic treatment will make you feel better. Throat lozenges for sore throat, oral pseudephedrine or topical neosynephrine for nasal congestion, Robitussin-DM for cough and tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain and discomfort when needed are what i recommend. There is no medical cure but wait 7 days and it will be gone. ...Read more
Yes: According to the mayo clinic, colds usually last one to two weeks. ...Read more
It runs it's course.: According to the mayo clinic, colds usually last one to two weeks. Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile >. ...Read more
I get sick easily. I'm currently sick at the moment with the common cold, how long will it last with my d level being so low?
Common Cold: According to the mayo clinic, colds usually last one to two weeks. ...Read more
How long do stuffy nose from a common cold last? I cannot take this blocked nose anymore so could you please tell me how long it lasts?
Cold: If you have cold symptoms which have lasted more than a month, you should see a doctor and be evaluated. It may be nothing much but maybe it is something more than a cold or series of colds dragging on. ...Read more
7-14 days: While a common cold cannot be "cured", it will run its course within 7 to 14 days. Antibiotics are not helpful for the common cold but there are a few supplements that have been shown to increase your body's immune response to the virus, including zinc, vitamin c, and echinacea. ...Read more
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