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.

Recently Answered Questions Recently Answered Questions

All the answers published in this website are written by verified medical doctors, therapists and health experts. The Content has been moderated by iCliniq medical review team before publication. Post your medical clarifications on iCliniq by choosing the right specialty and get them answered. Your medical queries will be answered 24/7 by top doctors from iCliniq.

I have chronic cough and cold with high total IgE. What is the diagnosis?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32-year-old male. I am having chronic idiopathic pancreatitis. I am regularly on Agna 25000 three times, and Cretox CP three times a day.My problem are cold and cough for two years approximately. Almost four to five days a week. Even sleeping under the fan my nose gets blocked i...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to We are happy to help you. I understand that you have these complaints for a few years. It most probably is a manifestation of allergic rhinitis. The total IgE in serum is just an indication of the allergy status at the time of taking the blood sample. It is not very...  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 Allegra ...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for cold and nasal congestion in a 4-year-old kid?

Query: Hello doctor, A 4-year-old kid of weight 33 lbs is having a general cold for almost three months. Sometimes cough, and nasal congestion. Otherwise, he is fine. He has no fever or weakness.  Read Full »

Dr. Payas Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern for your child. As you told me, this is happening for long. And there is no fever, it seems to be some allergic condition. Are you still bottle feeding the kid? Is there any difficulty in breathing? Any sounds or snoring while breathing or ...  Read Full »

What are the recommended medicines to give my 2-year-old for cough and cold?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 2 years old and his weight is 24.2 lbs. He has a problem of cold and fever since last week. I consulted a doctor on iCliniq and he suggested tablet Combiflam thrice a day and Allegra 500 mg before sleeping. However, I took syrup of both and understand that the doctor would have ...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepak Patel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concerns. Fever for four days in a child with mild cough can be due to upper respiratory tract infection, typhoid, or malaria. Kindly do tests like CBC (complete blood count), malarial antigen test and Widal test. Give Syrup Ziprax (Cefixime) 0.1 f...  Read Full »

My father has had a cold, cough, and a lot of phlegm from the nose for the past 20 days. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, This query is regarding my father's health, as right now, we are in my village. For the past 20 days, he has had a cold and very little cough. He is taking antibiotics from a local doctor, but there was no effect on him. So we ran some tests like CBC, uric acid, and sugar before breakf...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your father has had a cough and cold for around two weeks. It has not been improved by antibiotic course. So I suggest there is a need to investigate with chest X-ray for a further workup to rule out bronchitis if present. Platelet count is low due to infection. Foll...  Read Full »

I tested positive for COVID-19 and quarantined myself at home. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I tested positive for COVID-19 last night. I have a cold and mild cough as symptoms and quarantined myself at home. Kindly advise medications. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please share your laboratory report. Do you have fever and breathlessness accompanying the symptoms? Do you have diabetes, hypertension, kidney disease, or heart disease? I would suggest to go for some blood tests such as complete blood count (CBC), erythrocyte sedim...  Read Full »

Will Prednisolone with antihistamines help in morning colds, pruritic rashes and nasal congestion?

Query: Hello doctor,I would like to consult for my disturbing allergic flares. I am a 33-year-old female. I am not known hypertensive, diabetic, or asthmatic. Within these three months, I have a history of morning colds, nasal congestion, pruritic rashes, and eye itchiness. I have no fever, no cough, short...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Regarding the treatment, I suggest you continue the medicines as they are. I would like to know how much Prednisolone did you start with? Nextly, you must start on intranasal steroids to help relieve the nasal symptoms. Use Fluticasone furoate twice daily two puffs in...  Read Full »

Can a severe cough in the morning in my child indicate an allergy?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 2 years and 8 months old. He has a severe cough nowadays, especially in the morning. I am currently giving him Levolin syrup for his cough. Also, he vomits after a bout of a cough. He has a history of wheezing and was prescribed nebulizers by the doctor. I need to give him an...  Read Full »

Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Do not unnecessarily start him on antibiotics. It is common in children of this age group to have a cough and cold on and off, due to seasonal variations. He will overcome it as he grows old. Do not start antibiotics unless the cough is associated with fever. Continue ...  Read Full »

Why does my 40-month-old son keep getting cold frequently?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 40 months old and weighs 20 kilograms. He joined play school around ten months back and has been prone to cold every month. He also gets cold if he travels to a new place by car. During his cold, he is active, eats well, and bowel motion is also normal. Every month I use any ...  Read Full »

Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is common to have such frequent infections till 8 years of age due to weak immune systems. Give a nutritious and balanced diet. Follow hygiene and respiratory etiquette. No change in medication is required.  Read Full »

I suffer from a cold, cough, and body pain. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I suffer from a cold, a bad cough, and my body is paining. Kindly suggest some medications.  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You could probably have viral influenza infection or upper respiratory tract infection. For that, symptomatic management is done. You can be prescribed decongestants like Phenylephrine or Levocetirizine for five days. It is also advisable to take vitamin C 500 mg...  Read Full »

ask-doctor-img Ask a Doctor Online

* Your first query consult is free!

Search for a Health Issue

Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.