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.
Fact About Colds and Flu at Work
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Understanding Common Cold Symptoms
WebMD's guide to symptoms of the common cold.
Understanding the Basics of a Common Cold
A guide to the basics of the common cold.
Understanding Treatment of the Common Cold
Get tips about treating the common cold from the experts at WebMD.
Prescription Drugs for Heartburn and Reflux
WebMD explains the prescription drugs used to treat heartburn and acid reflux or GERD.
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.
How to Make Your Own Hand Sanitizer
A step-by-step guide to make your own hand sanitizer when there’s a shortage.
What We Can Do to Control Spread of COVID-19
As COVID-19 spreads, what habits should we practice in our daily lives to avoid infecting others? WebMD’s Chief Medical Officer, John Whyte, speaks with U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams to address common questions and misinformation about this virus.
COVID-19’s Impact on Pre-Existing Health Conditions
Today’s guest on Coronavirus in Context, renowned cardiologist Eric Topol, speaks with WebMD Chief Medical Officer John Whyte on what we don’t yet know about COVID-19, how certain medications and pre-existing conditions impact our ability to fight the virus, and factors that will exacerbate this pandemic.
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