Symptoms and Treatment
The common cold is a viral infection of the nose and throat (upper respiratory tract). Symptoms of a common cold usually appear one to three days after exposure to a cold-causing virus.
Symptoms of a cold include:
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Sore throat
- Body aches
- Mild headache
- Low-grade fever
Common Cold Treatment
If you are experiencing these or similar symptoms, connect with a doctor online today to receive a personalized treatment plan and feel better, faster. MUSC Health Virtual Care teams provide treatment for the common cold starting at the age of 2 years old.
*Note some flu consultations may require a visit to a local clinic where a test is performed to confirm diagnosis.
**Note care team includes physicians, nurse practitioner (NP), and Physician Assistants (PA)