Any cold can also be masked by bronchitis, flu or even pneumonia. It is useful to know how you can distinguish whether it is just plain mucosal inflammation or something more.
1. A diseased body
The distinction between cold and flu is difficult. The cold is usually felt in the head and chest, but when your whole body hurts, it can be flu.
2. Burning throat
The cold is always accompanied by tickling in the throat, but when there is fever with swollen lymph nodes and burning in the sore throat, it can be a bacterial infection with streptococci.
3. A persistent cold
The cold peaks on the third and fourth days, between the fifth and the seventh day the symptoms, should be reduced, and on the tenth day, you should feel better. But if you still feel the same or even worse, it can mean something else
4. Constant cough
The annoying cough, which can last for five to six weeks, indicates that you may have bronchitis, pneumonia. Rest and hydration are required. Bronchitis is mostly viral so you will not need antibiotics.
5. Prolonged cold
Some people complain that they get cold for two or three months in winter. It is not a cold, but chronic bronchitis, which is the cause of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
6. Respiratory problems
Do you have asthma? A cold can cause an asthmatic attack. One of the signs that your breathing problems are related to asthma and not to the common cold are anti-asthma medicines that no longer work.
Are you colds multiple times?
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Thank you very much, I understand
Thank you for this information! I hope we can all stay healthy.
Thank you, Ellie. These are my wishes as well.
It seems to me that I am getting a little cold all winter long, dear Vidocka
You need to pay more attention to your health.
It doesn’t help if the weather is so weird … you don’t know how to make it
I agree. This good weather tempts us to be less alert.
It’s fast hot then a little puff up and you get a cold soon
This has been a problem for me for many years. When the seasons change, I always have colds.
Fortunately, I don’t have a lot of cold problems.
I catch a cold often. I have just recovered from one. Upper respiratory tract infection has been my problem since the time I was a kid. Great information.
Thank you. I was not sick at a young age. Now maybe I get sick with a cold once a year.
great information you’ve shared! I usually get one cold per year, down from when I was a teacher (then I got 8 or 9 colds a year). i grew up in a medical house (my mother is a long time nurse) we were always watchful of the cold, flu and other bad things process!
I didn’t “know” the cold at a young age. Now maybe I get sick with a cold once a year.
when I was teaching school i had 50 to 60 kids I was with from 1 hour to 5 hours a day. They incubated the virus and shared it!
that helped me stop getting sick as much now!
I used to get a cold once a year as a youngster but since my 50th birthday I have had only 3. The only explanation for my getting less colds is because I do not go out much or I am now immune to colds…. But your post was very informative and appreciated. Thank you.
Thank you so much. I get a cold maybe once a year. At a young age, I didn’t “know” the cold.
I do not suffer from cold – it’s a been a while now
I too rarely get sick with a cold.
Thank you for the information. I have not had a cold in ages.
Thank you. I’m also lucky with colds.
Great reminders here for all to read. Important information. Thankfully I rarely get a cold. Take care.
Thank you. I’m also lucky with colds. I have very few of them.