You might have caught a cold if you are experiencing these symptoms:
If you are sneezing and coughing with greater frequency than usual and you have a runny nose, and head or chest congestion, you can assume this is the beginning of the common cold unless your symptoms worsen, in which case you should see a doctor. Be sure to cover your mouth next time you sneeze because you might be passing the germs along to others with every ah-choo!
2. Runny Nose
If your nose is like a faucet and is running clear and watery, then a sore throat and congestion are not far behind. You have cold you should be in a haste and make some soothing tea.
3. Sore Throat or Coughing
At the beginning of a cold, you are typically coughing up some sort of phlegm, getting rid of an irritant in your lungs,way of healing themselves, clearing the upper airways and throat to help with infections brought on by cold or flu. Drink plenty of fluids to help, and break out that humidifier.
4. Muscle Aches And Pains
If it hurts to move, that tough gym class might not be entirely to blame. If the soreness sticks around for a few days that could be a sign of the flu. Start taking some medicine for the pain, like ibuprofen, drink plenty of fluids, reduce your stress, and get lots of sleep, and you will probably start to feel better.
Sometimes a cool cloth on the forehead or popping some ibuprofen just doesn’t cut it when it comes to scaring off a headache. Unfortunately, this pain can be a symptom of the cold and flu, or a sinus infection. Relaxing in a dark room can help or there is always stuffing your face with gingerbread (though not as of yet a medically proven treatment).
Feeling stuffed up can slow you down big time. To clear that congestion, recommends gargling with warm water and salt as well as doing a saline rinse to clear out bacteria.
7. Decreased Appetite
A decrease in appetite can be part of our body’s inflammatory response. It may help conserve energy to fight the virus, and can also be affected by a stuffy nose lessening our smell and taste. Still, Make your meals count and be sure that you are getting the maximum amount of nutrition from everything you eat
8. Tiredness or Fatigue
Feeling tired is a great sign a sickness is lying in your body, get enough rest and drink lots of water.
If still feeling tired you consult a doctor.