Common Cold

Common Cold

Common cold is a viral infection of your upper respiratory tract. It’s usually harmless, although it might not feel that way.

Signs / Symptoms

What's common signs of common cold?

  • Scratchy or sore throat
  • Runny or snuffy nose
  • Cough
  • Sneezing
  • Headaches
  • Muscle aches
  • Low-grade fever

Common causes

What's common causes of common cold?

It is caused by viruses.

Departments & Emergency

It is recommended make an appointment with General Practitioner near days. Also, visit to an Infectious Disease and Clinical Microbiology or Otolaryngology specialist in an appropriate time.

Diagnosis

No special tests are needed for doctors to diagnose a cold. It based on clinical assessment.

Treatment

No specific treatment for the common cold exists. 

  • Eat fruit and vegetables more
  • Rest and sleep
  • Keep warm
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Medication for symptom relief
  • Wash hands with warm water and soap
  • Do not share towels or household with someone who has a cold

FAQ

How long does it take for a common cold to pass?

It usually goes away its own in a week but some symptoms may last longer.

How can I speed up my cold recovery?

  • Stay hydrated.
  • Rest.
  • Soothe a sore throat
  • Combat stuffiness.
  • Relieve pain.
  • Sip warm liquids.
  • Try honey.
  • Moisture to the air.
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