Common Cold: Symptom and Causes


Symptoms of a common cold usually appear within 1-3 days after exposure to cold and the cold causing virus. And the symptoms may include:
  • Runny or stuffy nose               
  • Itchy or sore throat
  • Cough
  • Congestion
  • Slight body aches or a mild headache
  • Sneezing
  • Watery eyes
  • Slight fever
  • Mild tiredness
  • Nasal discharge may change from watery to thick yellow or green.
  • Loss of appetite


Cold is commonly caused by a virus called rhinovirus. It is usually spread from person to person when an infected person sneezes or coughs.       

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