Common Cold

About Common Cold

A common cold is characterized as an infection that affects the upper respiratory tract, throat and nose. This condition is usually harmless and is known to be self-limiting. There are about 200 viruses that are known to cause common colds, making this condition highly prevalent among adults and children alike.


Symptoms associated with common cold typically appear on the first to the third day following cold virus exposure. Clinical symptoms include, cough, runny and stuffy nose, mild body aches, sneezing, fatigue, itchy throat and watery eyes. The discharg...Read More


There is no treatment for common colds. Antibiotics and OTC will not help. However, common colds are self-limiting and will eventually go away on its own. There are some medications that can help relieve the symptoms of common colds that include pain...Read More

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