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 wife is breastfeeding our child with a cold and fever. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is breastfeeding our 6 months old baby. She was having fever and cold since yesterday. I need your medical advice.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This seems to be a viral infection and will most probably be self-limiting in 5 to 10 days. She needs to do gargles with lukewarm saline water (water with salt in it). I advise her to brush the teeth as usual twice a day, especially before going to bed. Ask her to take pl...  Read Full »

Do mere runny nose, throat pain, and cough suggest COVID-19 infection?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 13 years old. He has a runny nose and a mild cough but no fever. He had a slight pain in the throat and cold for the past three days. Now he has a mild cough from yesterday. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. According to your statement, your son has been suffering from a runny nose, mild cough, throat ache, etc. Your son can take some medications like Azithromycin, Fexofenadine, Montelukast, and Acetaminophen or Paracetamol for relieving his ...  Read Full »

What is the best cough medicine for kids?

Query: Hello doctor,My son is 1.8 years old. He has a cold and cough since today morning. I got the infection by exposure to a cool breeze. I also have a cough and cold but no fever, and I am using antibiotics. He is also not having a fever, and he is on Paracetamol already due to teething pain. He had his...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please give the child syrup Levolin (Levosalbuamol) (dose as per the weight of the child) twice a day for the cough for five to seven days and syrup Montair LC (Montelukast and Levocetirizine) kid (dose as per the weight of the child) once at night for ten days for...  Read Full »

Can you suggest medicine for heavy head and runny nose?

Query: Hello doctor,I have a heavy head and a runny nose. The day before yesterday I got cold and had buttermilk as well. So, cold happened yesterday and there was cough (not yellow only white and thin like spit) as well but I took medicine from a chemist. He gave me Cinarest, Mox 500, both two tablets. I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to For URTI (upper respiratory tract infection), I advise taking an antibiotic like Azithromycin only in case you have a persisting fever. Otherwise, in most cases, URTI is due to viral infection and it gets better within five days. You should take an antiallergic like Lev...  Read Full »

Why am I feeling weak and cold with sneezing?

Query: from last two day I am feeling very weakness , some cold because I slept in the ac without t-shirt after taking a bath and also to inform you that 4 day ago I also donate blood .current situation is feeling very down ,weakness ,little bit of cold , and sneezing ,not having proper concentration on s...  Read Full »

Dr. S D Sinha

Family Physician, Infectious Diseases Specialist

Answer: Thanks for your query. These appear to be prodromal symptoms of a viral illness. Please take proper precaution on avoiding unnecessary exposure to risk factors catching cold. As far as your treatment, please complete the 5 days of antibiotic & Cheston cold. After that we could discuss need for furth...  Read Full »

How to manage common cold in this COVID-19 pandemic period?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 34 years old. I am a breastfeeding mom to a 5-month-old baby, and I have cold for two days. I just want to be sure that this is just a common cold. I am currently on Biogesic.  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Is there any fever? Were you in contact with someone who is infected with COVID-19 or other viral fever? Are Biogesics helping? It looks like a common cold by symptoms, and we cannot say because what if you were in contact with someone? Is there any sore throat? Ple...  Read Full »

I got wet in the rain and now have a fever. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I got wet in the rain yesterday when I came home from work. I had a fever last night until now. aside from that I can not take medicine for cold and cough because I have an allergy to medicines. but I do not know which medicine I am allergic because before way back I tried to take adv...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq Thank you for writing me and i am concern about you. Actually mam if this fever is due to cold or because you were wet in rain.Usually it will go in 2-3 days and the medicine you are taking is good enough for fever and cold but if you develop any other symptoms and paraceta...  Read Full »

Why do I hear a sound when I close my ears with my fingers?

Query: Hi doctor, Whenever I close my ears with my fingers, I hear a very faint sound in my right ear from the past couple of weeks. And when I remove my fingers, the sound stops. What is this sound that I hear?  Read Full »

Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Diabetologist, Family Physician, ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This sound can be normal. When we close our ears, we do not hear outside sound, so we feel that there is some sound coming from our body. If you have a cough or cold, it can also lead to similar symptoms, due to eustachian tube block. To rule out any pressure changes in ...  Read Full »

Can COVID-19 symptoms continue after a month of testing positive?

Query: Recently tested covid-19 positive with mild symptoms, when i was going for test I have only cold and body pains after few days lost smell. I was quarantined for 10days ,while discharge they haven't conducted negative test. It's all happend 1 month back, but still I am suffering with cold. In quaran...  Read Full »

Dr. Peter Grutas

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello! Thank you for reaching out I understand your concern. Recent guidelines of WHO suggest that symptomatic patients may be declared as recovered and released from isolation 10 days after symptom onset, plus at least 3 additional days without symptoms, including without fever and without respir...  Read Full »

How to manage cold, runny nose, and watery eyes due to weather changes?

Query: My son is 3.5 years old. He is prone to change in weather and get affected with cold with running nose and eyes often. And many times he gets sore throat means hoarseness in his voice. He is not hving fever in both symptms. At time of running eyes and nose we give wikoryl. And in sore throat we giv...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: As per your description, this seems like hyper reactive airway disease. Please start the child on a course of T. Montair (4 mg) 1 tab daily at 8 pm for 6 months and observe for change in frequency of symptoms. In the event of an acute episode of cough/cold you can do the following (along with conti...  Read Full »

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