How can you stop my sore throat becoming a cold?

Hmm. You could have an upper respiratory infection that has congestion & sore throat as sxs. Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & asmall amt. Of lemon.

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Woke up w/ sore throat 10 days ago that turned into cold 2 days later & cold seems gone but can't stop coughing & is waking me up at night. What 2 do?

That happens. It's been happening iwth all my patients lately. But with any bronchitis, the inflammation stays for weeks after the infection is gone. Humidity might help, Mostly it is a reason for prescriptions that work on lung inflammation. Stronger or weaker ones depending on the amount of inflammation. Read more...

Should people stop exercising when they have a cold? I'm training for a marathon. Sightly sore throat, body aches, not serious...

Not necessarily... Clearly, you should take a break from your training if you are running a fever, having shaking chills, or can't breathe well enough to sustain your activity! but if your symptoms are mild and you feel well enough to exercise, i think it's okay to go ahead. Stay well-hydrated, and be conscientious about not infecting others (consideration, and good hand washing!) lgromkomd. Read more...
Depends. Depends on you. Assess the situation and your health right now. If you ask the question " what will most benefit my body/health right now" you should have your answer. Best not to worsen the situation by going for a run which in the long run would be insignificant. You should build in rest periods for maximum results, anyway. I do both -- sometimes go for the run and feel better, sometimes crash. Read more...
Not recommended. Ease up on exercise if you have a cold. Consider reducing the intensity and length of your workout. The bottom line, let your body be your guide. Read more...

What to do if I could feel a cold starting cause I have a sniffly nose and a sore throat when I swallow. How can I stop it developing into a full cold?

You usually can't. 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 netti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect ; mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey ; a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. For significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see >. Read more...

Sore throat in the morning, rarely have light brown mucus, usually happens after I smoke and stop smoking for a few days. Cold symptoms present?

Depends. Sporadic smoking can cause sore throat. Any amount of smoking can cause an increase in mucus production that could be off-white, greenish, brownish or clear. If you are feeling fine otherwise, then you most likely don't have a cold virus. If however you have a fever, chills, disruptive cough or other concerns, then you could have a cold or pneumonia and should see a healthcare provider. Read more...