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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?
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?
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
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
Yes: According to the mayo clinic, colds usually last one to two weeks. ...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?
7-10 days: Cold symptoms usually 7-10 days. Use OTC decongestant tablets for relief. THere may be an underlying anatomical obstruction exacerbating blockage. See ENT doc for examination if desired. ...Read more
Should i be concerned if my daughter in nearly four and for the last five days has been suffering with a common cold and a cough.?
Common cold: It sounds like a standard childhood cold, and almost certainly not the first time this has happened to her in five years. ...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
See details: As long as you are symptomatic.Get a more detailed answer ›
Common cold: This condition can be caused by a large variety of viruses, the most common is rhinovirus. People are most contagious for the first 2 to 3 days of a cold. A cold is usually not contagious after the first week. Cold symptoms usually start about 2 or 3 days after you came in contact with the virus, although it could take up to a week. Symptoms mostly affect the nose. ...Read more
Let's say I just caught a common cold. What can I expect, and for how long? When will I stop being contagious?
Common cold: The common cold is caused by over 200 different viruses and is the commonest infection in the world. Symptoms vary: runny nose, congestion, cough, sore throat, headache and general malaise. The infection can come on 2-3 days after exposure (incubation period) and last anywhere from 4 to 14 days. You are infectious as long as you are shedding the virus secretions. ...Read more
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
Why do I get common cold very few times in a year but when I do get it, it lasts for a month or something ? Even if I am taking medicines, etc.
Allergies: Sounds more like allergies than a cold. Consult your doctor to know the difference. ...Read more
See a doctor: A cold can cause back of of fluid in the ears, and this can sometimes become a bacterial infection. Please see a doctor for an examination. Be well. ...Read more
I had a cold last month nownow i've been coughing up phlegm for this entire month what could this be i know a common cold is only 7 days?
How long is the common cold contagious for? The same applies for the flu and other common infections?
You are most contagious for a few days before you peak symptoms start
for the flu you are also contagious for several days after you become smptomaic. ...Read more
Left ear blocked since i woke up last morning. Common cold for past 4-5 days. Took soda glycerin ear drops thrice since yesterday.What to do?
Possibe fluid in ear: You should have your ear checked by your primary care physician. You may need further test or medication. ...Read more
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