Common "Cold" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


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 fiance has severe abdominal pain and feels nauseous. Is it due to gas?

Query: Hello doctor, My fianc√© and I just got over a really nasty cold that lasted about five days. I am completely fine, and her cold is gone, but she has had much of an appetite and has been complaining about being nauseous. After taking a nap she woke up with severe pain in her upper left abdomen. She ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. It is most probably an acidity and gastritis. Does she also have bloating, burping, increase in pain on food, sour water feeling in the throat, or chest burning,? These are the other symptoms that may be associated....  Read Full »

What are the remedies to get relief from my cold?

Query: Hello doctor, I have cold for more than one month, and a swollen nose. What are the remedies to get relief?  Read Full »

Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It may be due to viral infection or bacterial infection or allergy. Do steam inhalation and salt water gargling thrice a day for five days. Avoid cold drinks or cold water, avoid smoking and caffeine drinks. Use tablet Montelukast and Levocetirizine once a day for fi...  Read Full »

I am suffering from blocked ears after a cold and catarrh. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I had a cold and a catarrh last week. After that, I noticed my ears were blocked. I could not hear as well as before. What should I do?  Read Full »

Dr. Murari. M.

Answer: Hi, Glad to hear from you. I am here to answer all your questions. Sorry to hear that you have UTI and ear problems. Reassuringly, this does not seem to be anything too sinister and is usually quite common following a UTI, such as a cold and catarrh. Due to blockage or dysfunction of the eustachia...  Read Full »

What should I do if I have symptoms after taking the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine?

Query: Hello doctor, I got my Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine one week ago. And after my vaccination, I have body ache, headache, fever, cold, chill, tiredness, sore throat, and dry cough. Are my symptoms because of the vaccine? Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Aleph

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Vaccine related adverse effects usually last up to 72 hours. Kindly answer me the following to help you better; 1) Do you work outside of your home or frequently leave your house to do chores and the like? 2) Any possible exposure from someone with cough, cold, or...  Read Full »

Why do I have a cold and sneeze in the mornings?

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 »

I have had a runny nose, sore throat, and fever for the past 5 days and need medications for cold relief. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a runny nose and sore throat and felt hot for the past five days. I had a mild fever for two days. I took Panadol for two days and did salt water gargle, but the symptoms persist. I take blood pressure medication Minipress XL, Cardace 10 mg, and cholesterol medication Atorva...  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your query, and I can understand your concern. This is an upper respiratory tract infection. Do not take Sinarest (Chlorpheniramine Maleate, Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide, and Menthol). I suggest the following tablets: Tablet Paracetamol 500 mg twice dai...  Read Full »

Fever, cough, cold, and puke with blood for a week. What is it?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from a fever for the past week, and I have had a cold for the past two days. I puked the day after, and it consisted of a blood clot. Even in the morning, while coughing, there was some blood clot. What should I do?  Read Full »

Dr. Abhirami Subramaniam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Based on the given information, I would suggest getting a complete blood test since the fever is lasting for more than three days despite taking Paracetamol. The blood stains and clots in your vomit are due to constant bad cough, and it is premature to be alarmed about...  Read Full »

My 3-year-old son catches a cold and has a runny nose. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My 3-year-old catches a cold frequently, whenever we go out or even if the climate changes. He catches a cold and has a runny nose almost always. I give him Cetirizine syrup when it gets severe and manage with home remedies when it is less. Are there any tips that I can follow to incr...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. As per your description, it is highly likely that your child is suffering from HRAD (hyperreactive airway disease). Such children do well with 6 months to a 1-year course of Tablet Montair 4 mg (Levocetirizine and Mont...  Read Full »

I have had a cold, fever, and sore throat. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from a cold and fever for the past few days. I took tablet Acetaminophen, but I am not recovering. I have developed headaches, sore throat, and tiredness. I am in my early 30s and unmarried. I came across one of my colleagues with the same symptoms two days before I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Gandhi Pranay Shailendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It could be flu, acute pharyngitis, or tonsillitis. If the throat pain and fever are more, you will have to start on antibiotics to speed up recovery. I suggest you take (consult with a specialist doctor, talk with him or her and take medicines with their consent) table...  Read Full »

How to cure chronic colds and coughs due to weather changes?

Query: Hello doctor, During months when the seasons change, such as autumn and spring, my wife suffers from a cough and cold. After vigorous times, fresh blood arises with a cough. She also takes cough syrup, Tranexa 500 (Tranexamic acid), and antibiotics. It is cured but resurfaced again with the weather ...  Read Full »

Dr. Kanani Darshan Jayantilal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. It sounds like she may be experiencing respiratory issues that are exacerbated during seasonal changes. The coughing with fresh blood is concerning and she should seek immediate medical attention if this occurs again....  Read Full »

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