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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?

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?

No but: Chlorine can irritate your nose and trigger asthma for those who have the condition. It is not an allergy however. I suspect that you may have a hay fever issue which is worsened by the chlorine exposure. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Common Cold (Definition)

An upper respiratory tract infection, or URI, is a condition where there is a viral infection of the nose or throat, causing redness and inflammation, runny ...Read more


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I'm just curious, what causes you to sneeze during the common cold? I've always wondered this.

I'm just curious, what causes you to sneeze during the common cold? I've always wondered this.

Irritation: inflammation and dryness of the nasal passages during common cold makes the mucous lining of the nasal cavity more sensitive to the least stimulus hence the sneeze, so well hydration, nasal washes and rest helps reduce the inflammation till the body fends off the virus, hope this helps ...Read more

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Hi, I am suffering from common cold. I never have this issue usually but these days i get cold twice or thrice a week. I also sneeze continuously.

Hi, I am suffering from common cold. I never have this issue usually but these days i get cold twice or thrice a week. I also sneeze continuously.

If it's getting more: Frequent, it becomes an uncommon cold. (joke!). Hopefully these links would be of help. Aachoo! u just gave me d virus! http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/mobileart.asp?articlekey=330. http://www.health.com/health/m/gallery/0, 20306929, 00.Html. ...Read more

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I'm sneezing a lot and now my glans are swollen also a runny nose. Is this a common cold?

I'm sneezing a lot and now my glans are swollen also a runny nose. Is this a common cold?

Possibly: Cold symptoms can include nasal congestion, runny nose, coughing, headache, sneezing, sore throat, watery eyes, mild fever, feeling tired ; watery eyes. ...Read more

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Can i take any cold meds during pregnancy i know there is no cure for common cold but I am always sneezing and nose is constantly running and i'm raw?

Can i take any cold meds during pregnancy  i know there is no cure for common cold but I am always sneezing and nose is constantly running and i'm raw?

Yes: I give a list of medications that are safe to take during pregnancy for a variety of conditions. In general it is relatively safe to use pseudophed, tylenol (acetaminophen) cold, benedry, afrin or neosynephrine nasal spray and plain robitussin. However, not knowing your other health problems this is just a general list. ...Read more

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Just curious if a runny nose, sneezing, coughing is allergies or common cold. Important to me had spleen removed in Feb did take zrytec at 130pm today?

Just curious if a runny nose, sneezing, coughing is allergies or common cold. Important to me had spleen removed in Feb did take zrytec at 130pm today?

See an allergist : Allergies and viral infections can be hard to tell apart, unless there's a fever. Allergies don't cause fever. And viral infections don't last more than a week or two, so if your symptoms last longer than that, an allergist will be able to test you to find out what's going on ...Read more

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9 month old sneezing, runny nose, one eye more watery and puffy than other. Common cold? She rubs runny nose then rubs eye before I can stop her, ok?

9 month old sneezing, runny nose, one eye more watery and puffy than other. Common cold? She rubs runny nose then rubs eye before I can stop her, ok?

Monitor for these sx: Concerning signs/sx's: fever/irritability, redness, pain/crusting/copious eye or nasal discharge, abnormal eye movement/"eye pushed forward" appearance. Unilateral swelling can occur from abnormal sleep position, irritant, trauma (scratch-->clip nails, insect bite). A viral or bacterial infection can cause swelling/watery/red eyes, though more often affects both eyes. Not seasonal allergy in baby. ...Read more