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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

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My 2 years old daughter have symptoms of common cold .Serious nasal congestion, runny nose cough, sneezing , chest congestion.No fever.What 2 do?

My 2 years old daughter have symptoms of common cold .Serious nasal congestion, runny nose cough, sneezing , chest congestion.No fever.What 2 do?

Not much: Gentle suctioning of nose and running humidifier especially during the night will relieve the discomfort. Otc or prescription "cold meds" do not make much difference. Seek a medical attention if she develops heavy breathing, fever of over 101f, or fussiness. ...Read more

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How do you distinguish if sneezing is from allergies or from common cold? mainly sneezing, no cough, itchy throat and nose, sinus pressure, congested

How do you distinguish if sneezing is from allergies or from common cold? mainly sneezing, no cough, itchy throat and nose, sinus pressure, congested

Allergies: All of the symptoms you describe sound allergic. If you develop a cough with mucus, a sore throat, and/or a low grade fever - that would be more like a cold. The best way to distinguish would be to see an ENT physician - the appearance inside the nose of an allergic patient is very unique. ...Read more

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What is a quick way to get rid of a common cold with a sore throat, runny nose, sneezing, and head/body aches?

Viral URI: Stay in bed, drink lots of fluids (chicken soup is said to be good), take otc products to relieve symptoms and time and patience will be rewarded with your improvement. Not much else will work. ...Read more

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What are some kinds of treatments that can ease the symptoms of the common cold? What things can be done at home that can help with: runny nose, sneezing, sore throat, head aches, coughing, and hoarse voice.

What are some kinds of treatments that can ease the symptoms of the common cold? What things can be done at home that can help with: runny nose, sneezing, sore throat, head aches, coughing, and hoarse voice.

Nasal symptoms: Salt water washes twice daily, humidifier in bedroom, air purifier, consider otc antihistamines although I am never a fan of patients treating themselves since they typically don't know all of the in's and out's of why we prescribe meds the way we do. ...Read more

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I have sneezing a lot due to an upper respiratory infection and I'm notice one morning my ribs felt sore is it from sneezing?

I have sneezing a lot due to an upper respiratory infection and I'm notice one morning my ribs felt sore is it from sneezing?

Very possible: It is possible to have soreness of the muscles in between the ribs. If the pain persists, however, you should have it checked out. ...Read more