Symptoms of Common cold
Symptoms of Common cold: Introduction
Symptoms of the common cold are generally mild and include runny nose, sneezing, and nasal congestion. Symptoms can vary depending on the specific type of virus causing the common cold. Some people can also experience fever, cough, body aches, headache, fatigue, post-nasal drip, and sore throat.
In some people, the common cold can break down the body's defences and result in more serious infections. These diseases include pneumonia, acute bronchitis, otitis media, sinusitis, and the worsening of asthma.
Certain populations are more at risk for getting the common cold and developing complications. They include infants, people who have a suppressed or compromised immune system, an immunodeficiency disorder, or a chronic disease or disorder, such as diabetes or cardiovascular disease....more about Common cold »
Symptoms of Common cold
The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources
for Common cold includes the 20
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Article Excerpts About Symptoms of Common cold:
Symptoms of the common cold usually begin two to
three days after infection and often include nasal discharge, obstruction
of nasal breathing, swelling of the sinus membranes, sneezing, sore
throat, cough, and headache. Fever is usually slight but can climb to
102o F in infants and young children. (Source: excerpt from The Common Cold, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)
Common cold as a Cause of Symptoms or Medical Conditions
When considering symptoms of Common cold, it is also important to consider Common cold as a possible cause of other medical conditions.
The Disease Database lists the following medical conditions that Common cold may cause:
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Common cold: Onset and Incubation
Incubation period for Common cold: 2-3 days
Incubation period for Common cold: Symptoms of the common cold usually begin two to
three days after infection (Source: excerpt from The Common Cold, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)
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The symptom information on this page
attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Common cold.
This signs and symptoms information for Common cold has been gathered from various sources,
may not be fully accurate,
and may not be the full list of Common cold signs or Common cold symptoms.
Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Common cold may vary on an individual basis for each patient.
Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they
are indeed Common cold symptoms.