Viral infection of the nose and throat, most commonly caused by rhinovirus, is called cold. The symptoms of cold are a runny nose, sore throat, cough, chest congestion, body ache, headache, sneezing, fever, and fatigue. These symptoms last for about 7 to 10 days.

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My 3-year-old son's cold and ear pain are not subsiding despite taking medications. How long will it take for these symptoms to subside?

Query: Hi doctor, My 3-year-old son has been suffering from a cold for five days. On the first day, I took him to the doctor. He suggested Zyrtec, which I gave for five days, and after five days, he started to develop ear pain and fever on the sixth day. I took him to the doctor again. He gave antibiotics ...  Read Full »

Dr. Prakashchandra Nagar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As per the information provided, your son has had a cold for seven days. He also has had a fever and ear pain for two days. He is already on antibiotics for two days. When ear pain is less, he is active and takes some food. He is passing urine well. All these symptoms f...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest medicine for relief from running nose, sore throat and fever.

Query: Hi doctor,I am suffering from running nose, sore throat, body pain and fever since yesterday. Kindly suggest some medicine for relief.  Read Full »

Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You seem to have influenza or the common cold. Since it is viral, it will run its course. However, you can take some medications for symptomatic relief.  Read Full »

Shall I take Azithromycin for chest congestion and cold?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 38 years old and I weigh 55 kg. l am having chest congestion and cold. The doctor prescribed me Azithromycin 500 mg for three days and Levocetirizine. I am asthmatic. I am also taking Foracort 400 twice a day whenever I have a breathing problem. My symptoms are not improving. What...  Read Full »

Dr. Abaranam Innaci

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As you have started on antibiotics, I suggest you take it for three days. For your asthma problem, you need to assess the level of airway diseases that can be done by pulmonary function test with reversibility. According to that, we have to adjust the dose of medicin...  Read Full »

How can I get rid of a cold and cough?

Query: Hi doctor, I am feeling too cold, and a cough is there. I am 27 years old, 169 cm height, blood group A+, and weight 61 kg.  Read Full »

Dr. Rashi Verma

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your query. It looks like you have a common cold. Please do saline water gargles several times a day to give you relief from the cough. Drink warm beverages. Keep yourself hydrated by taking plenty of fluids. You can also do steam inhalation to get relief. T...  Read Full »

I am a 20-year-old girl who suffers from a cold and sneezes daily in the morning, especially during winter mornings?. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 20-year-old girl suffering from a cold and sneezing daily in the morning especially, in the winter season, and mostly if I wake up at night also. What could be the reason? Is it permanently curable? Kindly suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. I suggest you take Metaspray (Mometasone furoate (0.05 %), Benzalkonium chloride (0.01 %), and Phenylethyl alcohol (0.25 %) nasal spray, one puff in each nasal cavity twice daily for four weeks. Take a tablet of All...  Read Full »

I am an 18-year-old female who suffered a head injury. What do my symptoms of cold, headache, light sensitivity, and blood in my mucus indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18-year-old female; I fell and had a head injury. I woke up the next day with a cold, headache, light sensitivity, sound sensitivity, and a few more symptoms. I went to urgent care, where they confirmed I had a concussion. However, today I woke up, and my cold symptoms and head...  Read Full »

Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. The symptoms of a cold are unrelated to head trauma. However, I am more concerned about the headache following the injury. Look out for worsening symptoms like vomiting, fluctuating levels of consciousness, or dro...  Read Full »

My cough, cold, fever, and throat infection have not resolved despite taking medications. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from cough, cold, fever, and throat infection since yesterday. I took a tablet of Crocin, but I got no relief. What to do? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. You seem to be suffering from a cold with tonsilitis. It is commonly viral but may be complicated by superadded bacterial infection. If it is a viral infection, it will resolve on its own. By taking tablet Paraceta...  Read Full »

Why does my kid get frequent colds?

Query: Hi doctor,My 4-year-old daughter is frequently suffering from colds. In turn, she develops a bacterial infection. In the last three months, she has had six bacterial infections. Her doctor gives her antibiotic medicines. She has a chronic cough now, and Budecort was suggested for three months for As...  Read Full »

Dr. Samreen A Urooj

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through in detail regarding your daughter's problem. According to me, the reason for her frequent chest congestion and repeated cough is not her bacterial infection. It is because her allergy level is high. Although you do not have any asthmatic in the family...  Read Full »

I had a chest cold, and now, I feel my heart beat strongly in the middle of my chest. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 56-year-old male and have had a chest cold in the winter. I started to have a strange feeling in my chest. When I breathe fully in and out, I get a twinge in the center, and it feels hollow. I can feel my heart beat strongly in the middle of my chest and at the front of my neck....  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concerns. Stabbing chest pain after a common cold is due to pleurisy, inflammation of the pleura, the membrane that covers the lungs. I suggest you take the tablet Ibuprofen 400 mg. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with them and take medicati...  Read Full »

How to cure my baby's cough and cold?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a girl child, and she is 1 month and 16 days old. She is suffering from a cough and cold. This is to inform you that there is no pediatrician in our city. There is a medical practitioner who prescribed some medicine like Moxikind CV, Bro Zedex syrup, Asthakind syrup, and nasal d...  Read Full »

Dr. Arti Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Baby is very small. Medicines may be given. Provide the warm environment and keep the baby warm. Use the vaporizer and give indirect steam. You may keep a pot of roasted ajwain and garlic near the cot of the baby, the smoke or the fumes help in relieving blocked airw...  Read Full »

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