Cold

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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Apart from COVID-19, what other conditions cause fever and shivering?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a fever without temperature. I have done a rapid test for COVID-19, and I am negative. What should I do?  Read Full »


Dr. Tanmai Yermal (jain)

Internal Medicine Physician, Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your symptoms. You have a fever but no temperature. Do you mean when you check on the thermometer you do not get more temperature? How much was the maximum temperature that you got on the thermometer? What other symptoms do you have like cold, running no...  Read Full »

Why is my 1-year-old son vomiting and has a fever and cold?

Query: Hi doctor, My one-year-old son is having fever, cold, and vomiting. He has a temperature of 39 degrees.   Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq/com. If the temperature is above 100 degrees Fahrenheit, you can give syrup Crocin 125 mg/5 ml 4 ml (Paracetamol) on an SOS (save our soul) basis every four to six hours. If the temperature stays above 100 degrees Fahrenheit for more than three days or if the temperature...  Read Full »

Why do I have severe cold, cough, and chest tightness for a month?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23-year-old female, and I am 55 kgs by weight for the height of 160 cm height. For the past month, I have suffered from a severe cold (runny nose) and cough. I also felt chest tightness, nasal congestion, sore throat, and shortness of breath too. Sometimes I can hear some sounds f...  Read Full »


Dr. Balaji More

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you smoke or have an allergy to dust? Is the discharge yellow or green or blood-stained? Do you have a fever or any associated complaints such as headaches? Have you been taking any antibiotics? Which over-the-counter medicines have you been taking? You probably h...  Read Full »

Are the symptoms of fever, cold and itchy throat due to tonsillitis?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old female. My height is 5'4, and my weight is 55 kg. Symptoms showed up this month. I woke up with a fever feeling cold, and a scratchy throat. I kept eating and drinking mainly fluids like soup and took Bioflu, which has 500 mg of Paracetamol twice a day every 6 hours...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. I can assist your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from a sore throat, fever, cold, and difficulty in swallowing. According to the picture (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) that is provided here,...  Read Full »

Can patients on beta-blockers take cold medicine?

Query: Hello doctor, My father is 54 years old. He has been on Cardace 2.5 mg for high blood pressure. Today evening he experienced a severe cold. He took Dolo cold to control symptoms. Is it okay to take cold medication while on high BP medication?  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, your father has been suffering from high blood pressure or hypertension, and Cardace 2.5 mg is his antihypertensive medication. Today your father has taken a Dolo tablet due to a cold. C...  Read Full »

I have diarrhea and flu for more than ten days after trying Cocaine. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am concerned as I tried cocaine 10 days ago. I used a bank note to snort it but did not share the note with anyone. There was no visible blood, etc. on the note. I had a cut in one of my nostrils and had an open wound. I was feeling unwell before this, but then got flu and cold a day...  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infection is spread through the exchange of body fluids. Dried blood stains cannot transmit the virus. Artificial things, such as notes in your case cannot help to serve as a focus of infection as the virus cannot survive. You can be ...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hi doctor, My son is three and a half years old. He is prone to change in weather and he gets affected with cold, running nose, and eyes often. Sometimes, he gets a sore throat which means that he gets hoarseness in his voice. He is not having a fever. While having running eyes and nose, I give him...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per the description, he seems to have hyperactive airway disease. You can start giving a course of tablet Montair 4 mg (Montelukast) one tablet daily at 8 pm for six months and observe the changes in the frequency of the symptoms. While having an acute episode of cou...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hi doctor, I am 30 years old, and I weigh 85 kilograms. I got wet in the rain yesterday when I came home from work. I had a fever last night till now. Besides that, I cannot take medicine for cold and cough because I have an allergy to the medicine. But I do not know which medicine I am allergic be...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If this fever is due to a cold or because you were wet, it usually goes in two to three days. The medicine you are taking is good enough for fever and cold, but Paracetamol does not help if you develop any other symptoms. I would recommend you to do CBC (complete blood...  Read Full »

What do ground-glass densities in a lung CT indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, My brother got a CT contrast done after cold symptoms. He has a history of smoking. His COVID report is negative. Kindly check the CT and advise.  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. I have gone through your reports, and there were some changes in the left upper lobe of the lung and right lower lobe lung. As it is mentioned in CT that only a few changes are seen and can be due to COVID. But you ...  Read Full »

My 2.6 year old has cold, cough and sneezing. Will Levolin help in curing all these?

Query: Hello doctor, My 2.6 years old son is suffering from cold, cough, and sneezing from three days, and yesterday night, he developed a fever. I am giving him Levolin syrup 5 ml, and for fever, I had given Babygesic 1.5 ml. Is Levolin for both cold and cough, as well as sneezing?  Read Full »


Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh

Child Health Specialist, Family Physician, Paediatrician, Pediatric Allergy Asthma Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The cough cold and fever could be due to viral infection, does your child have wheezing also? If no wheeze in the past I suggest you use any other antitussive medication for cough, Levolin (Levosalbutamol) is a bronchodilator used in cough associated with wheeze, so ...  Read Full »

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