Common Cold Symptoms Directory
Signs of a cold may begin with a sore throat or nose, sneezing, runny nose, or a generally tired feeling. These symptoms happen 1-4 days after catching a cold virus. Symptoms may progress to a mild cough and a runnier nose and last for another 4-10 days. If symptoms worsen to include a fever, an increasingly sore throat, or earaches, it could mean you need more medical help. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about what causes common cold symptoms, what they look like, how to treat them, and much more.
Common Cold Overview
Sneezing, scratchy throat, runny nose — everyone knows the first signs of a cold. Learn more from WebMD about who, when, and why colds are so common.
Common Cold: Questions and Answers
Colds are miserable. WebMD tells you what to do - and what not to do - if you're suffering.
5 Ways to Get Rid of a Stuffy Nose
Whether you have a cold or the flu, these simple, cheap, and easy tricks will help you feel less stuffy, fast.
Understanding the Basics of a Common Cold
A guide to the basics of the common cold.
Cold Relief: 6 Sleep Tips to Help You Breathe Easier
Cold and sleep experts around the country offer advice on how to breathe easier at night while you’re fighting off a cold. Their tips could ease your symptoms, help you sleep, and maybe even help you get well sooner.
Is It a Cold or the Flu?
Do you know the difference between a cold and the flu?
How to Stop a Cold
Before your sniffles morph into a nasty sinus, chest, or ear infection, here's how to fight back.
Feed a Cold, Starve a Fever? The Truth Behind Mom's Cold and Flu Advice
Mom has a lot of advice when it comes to cold and flu. Here's what she's right about.