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Period Of Communicability Of Common Cold
Hard to say: You are probably most contagious for the 48 hours before you show any symptoms. You will stay contagious as long as you have symptoms. You should be careful of what contact you have with others, particularly if they are very old or very young or have an immune problem (including those on chemotherapy). ...Read more
I have my period & the common cold (w/ fever) it hurt to have intercourse & to pee. Now it hurts less to pee but I have itchiness in the area. Wsid?
Painful area: You should be checked at once, by your obgyn, with culture and blood work if needed. ...Read more
Can the common cold, caffeine, periods, and i've been eating bad this week, cause heartburn? I've had chili sense saturday and ribs last night.
Communicability: 2 to 3 days before symptoms appear and then about 1/12 to 2 weeks ...Read more
Yes but...: It's not being naked per se that causes the common cold. It's you being cold period - meaning naked or inadequate clothing to keep warm. The cold virus is all around us all year but it is only effective in the respiratory passages and when the temperature in those passages is at a certain level, lower than what it should be. The body reacts with fever to kill the virus by inhibiting replication. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm doing an essay on common colds and i was wondering what are the stages a person goes through with having a common cold?
Fun, then more fun: Most viral illnesses start with a brief prodrome, where nothing happens, then some mild fatigue, runny nose, mild abdominal pain, etc. A little post nasal drip, slight cough. As the virus causes destruction of the mucous membrane, cough worsens, mucous worsens and thickens, and fever may begin. As the immune system gets on top of the virus, symptoms resolve over a period of time. ...Read more
Maybe but ...: When you take zinc tablets/syrup for a cold, you may be sick for a shorter period of time and your cold symptoms may not be so severe. Sounds good, right? Only problem - side effects. Some folks hate the taste. Other folks get sick stomachs from it. Don't use the zinc nasal spray, which can cause permanent loss of smell. ::passes you the chicken soup and kleenex::. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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