Cold symptoms

Cold symptoms

What type of complaint does a person have during a cold?

A cold is a viral infection of the nose, sinuses, throat and respiratory tract - spread when a person touches the nasal secretions of an infected person. One of the most common infections in the world is easily spread in the home, in the classroom, in the workplace.


For prevention, it is recommended to take care of personal hygiene, avoid direct contact with an infected person as much as possible, wash your hands often with soap, do not touch your face with your fingers, clean the surface of objects, strengthen your immunity.


Symptoms of a cold appear in accordance with the stages, for example, they are manifested in an early, active and late form.


Early stage symptoms are:


  • Sneezing;
  • Runny nose;
  • Nasal congestion;
  • Cough;
  • Muffled voice.


Signs of the active phase are:


  • Body pain;
  • Headache;
  • Tearfulness;
  • Nasal discharge;
  • Fatigue;
  • Heat.

Late stage


At this stage, the symptoms begin to subside, the general state of the patient's health improves, although some symptoms may still bother you. For example, some people at this stage develop a cough - a cough may persist for up to 2 months after a respiratory infection.


If symptoms worsen or fever reappears, be sure to consult your doctor. In similar clinical cases, complications are often observed and other types of infection, bronchitis, sinusitis or inflammation of the lungs may be detected.