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Query: How do we distinguish between common cold and cold as a symptom of COVID-19 infection?
How do we distinguish between common cold and cold as a symptom of COVID-19 infection?


Reply: Dear Sir,
Although common cold and cold due to covid-19 infection can have similar symptoms but there are certain differences too. Common cold would generally be associated with runny nose, nasal congestion, sore throat, itchy and watery eyes, sneezing, etc. whereas in covid infection, you may experience lot of fatigue/fever, dry cough, shortness of breath, etc. Taking plenty of rest and anticold medication should clear the common cold within a week. If you still have doubts/your symptoms aggravate or have a positive history of contact with a covid positive patient, it is advisable to contact a doctor locally and get tested.
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Reply: Dear Sir,
Although common cold and cold due to covid-19 infection can have similar symptoms but there are certain differences too. Common cold would generally be associated with runny nose, nasal congestion, sore throat, itchy and watery eyes, sneezing, etc. whereas in covid infection, you may experience lot of fatigue/fever, dry cough, shortness of breath, etc. Taking plenty of rest and anticold medication should clear the common cold within a week. If you still have doubts/your symptoms aggravate or have a positive history of contact with a covid positive patient, it is advisable to contact a doctor locally and get tested.