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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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 »

How to know whether my cold, cough and breathlessness are common illness or COVID-19?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a cold and a dry cough. Sometimes I feel that I am short of breath. It is going on for like four days now. What should I do? I am currently taking Neozep for my cold and Solmux for my cough.   Read Full »

Dr. Ama Siddiqui

General Practitioner, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This ongoing pandemic is confusing to rule out any upper respiratory symptoms to be doubtful for any non-COVID respiratory infections. Unless, there is any physical contact with any COVID positive person, and if no physical distancing was followed or if someone is no...  Read Full »

Suffering from common cold and sneezing. Kindly tell me some treatment.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 39-year-old man suffering from a common cold from last evening. There is very much sneezing, however, sneezing is obstructed sometimes. Also, there is water dripping from the nose.  Read Full »

Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Hassan Shoukat

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It looks like you may have allergic rhinitis. I would recommend using Flonase nasal spray one spray in each nostril twice daily for three to four days also. Take tablet Levocetirizine 10 mg one tablet once daily for 3 to 4 days. These are generic names of the drug.  Read Full »

Please suggest me a homeopathy medicine for cold and body pain.

Query: Hi doctor, I suffer from cold, restlessness and body pain. During every winter season, I will get sick starting with a cold. Currently, I am taking Arsenicum album 30 and Aconite 30. Kindly suggest me a homeopathy medicine.  Read Full »

Dr. Sheetal R Bhanushali

Homeopathic Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You can start taking Aconite 200 five pills in the morning, noon and evening. If you have Aconite 30, then you can take it at an interval of 15 to 20 minutes until the cold gets reduced. Take it four times a day. Take Rhus tox 200 in the morning, noon and night. Have wa...  Read Full »

What causes chronic cold, cough, and catarrh?

Query: I am filling this query because of my mother's illness and medical condition. She has been suffering from severe cold, cough, and catarrh for years now. She have been to several hospitals seeking treatment but the root cause of her illness is yet to be identified. The doctors have not been able to d...  Read Full »

Dr. Balamurugan

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Icliniq, I understand your concern, I gather from your history that you might be suffering from a condition called VASOMOTOR RHINITIS. (Nonallergic Rhinitis) It is due to dysregulation of sympathetic(controls vascular tone), parasympathetic (mucus secretion)and pain sensitive ne...  Read Full »

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