Common Cold Quiz

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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is common cold?

Viral infection of the nose and throat. Symptoms include coughing, runny nose and throat pain. The majority of colds are caused by viruses; a small number are caused by bacteria instead.

Symptoms of common cold

  • Fever

  • Joint pain even when resting

  • Fatigue

  • Feeling cold or shivering

  • Runny nose

  • Cough

  • Headache

  • Sore throat

Questions your doctor may ask to check for common cold

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose common cold

  • Do you have a fever?

  • Do you have joint pain even when you are at rest?

  • Do you feel fatigued?

  • Do you feel cold or chilly?

  • Do you have a runny nose?

Treatment for common cold

The common cold often settles by itself and does not require specific treatment. Healthcare professionals can suggest ways to relieve symptoms.

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