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What are the symptoms of common cold and is there an effective way to relieve them?

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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: COLDS

Colds are viral or allergic in origin.
Sometimes it becomes purulent due to bacterial infection. In children, there's no treatment it is self limited. In adults, we give decongestant and antibiotic if necessary for the associated infection.

In brief: COLDS

Colds are viral or allergic in origin.
Sometimes it becomes purulent due to bacterial infection. In children, there's no treatment it is self limited. In adults, we give decongestant and antibiotic if necessary for the associated infection.
Dr. Nela Cordero
Dr. Nela Cordero
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Colds

Common cold symptoms include: Cough, congestion, watery eyes, sneezing, sore throat, mild headache, low grade fever & mild body aches.
Cold Tips: For sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * For congestion – saline nose drops or a neti pot. *For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**For hydration- lots of water. Try clear>

In brief: Colds

Common cold symptoms include: Cough, congestion, watery eyes, sneezing, sore throat, mild headache, low grade fever & mild body aches.
Cold Tips: For sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * For congestion – saline nose drops or a neti pot. *For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**For hydration- lots of water. Try clear>
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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