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Am i contagious? Slept with window open and warm hoody on. Woke up and mucus from natural causes gave me what is called a cold? Contagious or no?

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Dr. Greg Sorkin
Emergency Medicine

In brief: "Cold" means virus

Traditionally a "cold" is an upper respiratory illness caused by a virus.
Symptoms may include runny nose, sinus congestion, cough, sore throat, fever and body aches. This is contagious. Mucus from the nose may not indicate a "cold" as you implied, but is certainly not normal. You should see a doctor for a more accurate diagnosis. If the mucus is not caused by an infection you are not contagious.

In brief: "Cold" means virus

Traditionally a "cold" is an upper respiratory illness caused by a virus.
Symptoms may include runny nose, sinus congestion, cough, sore throat, fever and body aches. This is contagious. Mucus from the nose may not indicate a "cold" as you implied, but is certainly not normal. You should see a doctor for a more accurate diagnosis. If the mucus is not caused by an infection you are not contagious.
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