Sign In
  • ENG

Do We Need To See A Doctor For A Common Cold?

Generally, you don't need to see a doctor for a common cold, but seek medical attention right away if

Written by Longjam Dineshwori | Updated : March 31, 2023 7:48 PM IST

Health Conditions

People with health conditions like fever, diarrhoea, vomiting, constipation, bladder and urinary tract infections, and kidney or gallstones require more water in their daily routine. Pregnant and lactating women should also stay well hydrated.

What Causes Cause Common Colds?

Many types of viruses can cause colds, but rhinoviruses are responsible for most cases. These cold-causing viruses can enter your body through your mouth, eyes or nose. It can spread through droplets in the air (when a sick person coughs, sneezes or talks), close personal contact with infected people, or by sharing contaminated objects with them. Also Read - Period Flu: Is It Normal To Have Fever & Cold During Mensuration? Watch Video

Symptoms Of Colds

Symptoms associated with common colds include sore throat, runny nose, coughing, sneezing, headaches, body aches, Congestion, and low-grade fever. Symptoms typically appear one to three days after you’re infected with a cold-causing virus. Generally, you don’t need to see a doctor for a common cold. However, , seek medical attention if symptoms fail to improve or get worse.

How To Prevent Getting A Common Cold

• Wash your hands often. • Avoid close contact with sick people. • Don’t touch your face with unwashed hands. • Avoid close contact with sick people. • Eat well, exercise and get enough sleep. • Avoid sharing drinking glasses or utensils with anyone who has a cold. • Disinfect high-touch surfaces daily, especially when someone in your family has a cold. • Wash your child's toys periodically.