Ailments, Maladies, and Conditions | July, 2012

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Common Cold

Common Cold

Common Names:

Cold, rhinopharyngitis, acute coryza, upper respiratory tract infection, head cold, chest cold, cough, runny nose, stuffy nose

About Common Cold:

A cold and the flu share some of the same symptoms. But even a bad cold is pretty mild, compared to a bout with the flu.
A cold usually comes on gradually, over the course of a day or two. Generally, it leaves you feeling tired, sneezing, coughing and plagued by a runny nose. Often there is no fever and when there is it’s only slightly higher than normal. Colds usually last three to four days, but can hang around for ten days to two weeks.
Flu, on the other hand, comes on suddenly and hits hard. You feel weak and tired and you may run a fever of 103 degrees Fahrenheit or higher. Your muscles and joints will probably ache, you will feel chilled and may have a headache and or a sore throat. You also may have diarrhea and or nausea. Just getting up to go to the restroom will be a chore. The fever may last three to five days, but you could feel weak and tired for two to three weeks.

Frequent Symptoms:

The symptoms of a cold develop slowly and can include:
Low grade fever, 102 degrees or lower
Runny or stuffy nose
Sore throat
Muscle aches
Watery eyes
Cold symptoms are generally milder than flu symptoms. 

Common Cold

Treatment Options:

Viruses cause Colds and Flus. Antibiotics are useless against them. There is no known cure, but some herbal teas are said to sooth and lessen the severity of many cold symptoms.