The common colds is usually accompanied by symptoms like coughing, sneezing, watery eyes, sore throat, a stuffy nose, a runny nose, body aches, headaches, and even mild fever. It can be a part of flu, infection, hay fever or any other ailment as well.
HOW IS COLDS DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of the cold usually doesn’t require any sever procedures or tests. A general physician may just conduct a regular check. However, if congestion is expected or ear pain follows, X-ray or scan could be advised.
HOW IS COLDS TREATED?
Home treatments can be very effective in treating the common cold. If colds are accompanied by body pains or ear pain or headaches, appropriate treatment is required. Nasal congestion due to cold may be relieved by steaming or by using nasal sprays. Expectorants may be given for a cough caused due to colds.
DID YOU KNOW?
A cold can be a symptom of a larger ailment or disease as well.