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Common Cold Virtual Care

Start a Virtual Care Visit

If you are concerned about coronavirus (COVID-19) or experiencing respiratory or flulike symptoms such as fever and/or cough, MUSC recommends you speak to an online virtual care provider. Virtual COVID-19 screenings are free. Just use the code COVID19 when you log in.

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
  • Cough
  • Congestion
  • Body aches
  • Mild headache
  • Sneezing
  • 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)

Frequently Asked Questions

You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. From general information to diagnosis and treatment, learn more about your online doctor visit with MUSC Health.

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