What is Cold?

Cold is viral infection of upper respiratory tract which primarily affects the nose. Symptoms include cough,sore throat,runny nose,sneezing and fever which usually resolve in seven to ten days sometimes lasting up to 3 weeks. Over 200 virus strains are known to cause cold. Primary method of prevention is by hand washing & wearing face masks.No cure for cold exists but the symptoms can be treated.

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I have cold and sore throat... when I woke up this morning my throat was full dry and it was kind of paining while swallowing. Have sneezing and...

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take antibiotics

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You have sore throat .That could be because of --
-Nasal infection leading to the...

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Hi, i am 54 years old and 165cm height and 75 kg weight. i was having cold, light fever, sinus infection tooth pain etc. since one month my...

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You should have got Random blood sugar during treament while you felt weak rather than stop all decision....

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I am feeling feverish, cold, sore throat and other upper respiratory tract infections since sunday evening.. i consulted physician yesterday and...

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Brief Answer:
prescribed medicines are perfect

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Hello Shyamsunder,

I have read your query. The prescribed medicines are perfect for...

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