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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Are occasional mild fever and cold in this pandemic situation a matter of concern?

Query: Hi doctor, I am feeling mild feverish and cold from Saturday night. Sunday night I took Sinarest tablet and I was feeling good on Monday, but I feel mild cold and feverish around 4:00 AM. I am feeling feverish and mild cold sometimes, not always. I do not have any other symptoms. Please suggest....  Read Full »


Dr. Sudeb Mukherjee

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your description, you have been suffering from fever for almost 4 days. You did not mention about high temperatures although. I want to know whether any rash anywhere in body or throat pain as such? I also want to know about your activities that include your ...  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 history of morning colds, nasal congestion, pruritic rashes, and eye itchiness. I have no fever, no cough, shortn...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Allergy Specialist, General Practitioner, ENT Otolaryngologist, Family Physician

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

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

Query: Hi Sir/Mam, am female @ the age of 23 and my weight is 55 for the height of 160 cm height, for the past one month i have suffering from severe cold(runny nose) and cough, i also felt chest tightness, nasal congestion,sore throat and shortness of breath too. Sometimes i can heard some sounds from my...  Read Full »


Dr. Balaji More

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Hope you are doing well. Do you smoke or have allergy to dust? Is the discharge yellow or green, blood stained? Do you have fever or any associated complaints such as headache? Have you been taking any antibiotic? Which over the counter medicines have you been taking? You probably had common...  Read Full »

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

Query: 1 yr old son has fever and cold for 3x day he is also vomiting. Temp 39.  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: If temperature is 100 F or more, you can give syrup crocin (125 mg/5 ml) 4 ml sos 4 to 6 hourly. If temperature stays above 100 F for more than 3 days or if temperature crosses 103 F, it is advisable to get evaluated physically by a pediatrician with possible blood investigations based as per physic...  Read Full »

How to get rid of phlegm?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 2.6 years old. His weight is 12 kg. He is a healthy and active child. But, he is getting coughs and cold at least once in a month for the past three months. Currently, he has a fever for the past two days (101 degree) and cold from today morning. I am giving him Cetirizine and...  Read Full »


Dr. Sirisha

Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your son was having frequent infections for the last three months. Is there any source from which he might be getting it? Please try to identify it like whether he started going to school or any family member having the same symptoms. Then, probably try to rectify that...  Read Full »

How to get rid of ear pain and inner ear itching due to cold?

Query: Hello doctor, My mom has an ear infection for more than one month now. She had a cold which led to her ear pain. Then she took Aplosyn for two weeks and now she is taking Nasoflo. The back of her ear until her neck has pain now. What can we do?  Read Full »


Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Diabetologist, Family Physician, ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Is there any swelling around her ears or neck? Is she a diabetic? Any throat complaints? If yes, send me a clear picture of her throat.  Read Full »

Is my throat swollen due to pine tree pollen?

Query: Hello doctor, The symptoms I have are bad cold or strep throat, itchy eyes and throat but no cough. I do not have tonsils, but seems like there is a whitish puffiness on one side of my throat. It started five days ago and it has been getting mildly worse since then. I have been loading up on f...  Read Full »


Dr. Amolkumar W Diwan

Allergy Specialist, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you have told that the symptoms started only after exposure to pine pollens, it is most likely that you are suffering from allergic rhinitis (seasonal). It usually presents with the typical symptoms as in your case. The best way is to prevent the exposure and stay a...  Read Full »

Will cold episode result in peculiar sound in ears?

Query: Hello doctor, I have cold three weeks ago and I got a sound in my ear which is similar to a heartbeat, but the rhythm is very irregular. Last week, it got worse with another sensation which is a kind of sound around the neck. In adition to that, I have sounds coming from my jaw on the same side ...  Read Full »


Dr. Mahendra Thakre

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Your symptoms suggest a condition called tinnitus. Tinnitus is defined as an auditory perception of internal origins such as a buzzing, ringing, or whistling tone and can be perceived as either pulsatile or non-pulsatile. It can have a significa...  Read Full »

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, 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

Allergy Specialist, General Practitioner, ENT Otolaryngologist, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 ver...  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 15 kg weight 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

Child Health Specialist, General Practitioner, Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 o...  Read Full »

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