Our urgent care providers are knowledgeable at assessing and treating the common cold in Novi MI and are looking forward to taking care of you. They can also determine when you need more advanced care with a specialist or at the emergency department. 

Common Cold

The common cold can be caused by more than 200 different viruses, which is easily spread through close contact and in the air from coughs and sneezes. Rhinovirus is the most common type of virus that causes colds. Viral illness typically resolves within 7-10 days. However, sometimes colds can lead to other illnesses called “secondary infections.” The most common secondary infections are bronchitis, pneumonia, sinus infections, and ear infections. Small children are especially prone to ear infections after having a cold. 

Symptoms

Days 1-3 

  • Sore throat
  • Fatigue
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Mild achiness

Days 4-7

  • Sneezing
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Achiness
  • Fatigue

Days 8-10

  • Cough
  • Congestion
  • Fatigue 

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