- The symptoms of Common Cold typically begin 2 to 3 days after acquiring the infection, and resolves within 7 to 10 days, but in some cases it may last up to 2 weeks.
- A runny nose with congested feeling is among the commonest present symptoms of Common Cold.
- A clear nasal discharge is seen, that later may become yellowish or greenish in color.
- Muscle ache, fatigue, headache, and loss of appetite may also accompany the main symptoms of Common Cold.
Children tend to suffer from common cold more than adults, and also develop complications such as ear infections. Special attention needs to be given when the following symptoms are seen -
- Fever of 100.4 deg. F (38 deg. C) in newborns up to 12 weeks
- Fever lasting for more than 24 hours in a child younger than 2 years
- Vomiting or abdominal pain
- Difficulty in breathing
- Persistent crying
- Ear pain
- Persistent cough