What are the symptoms of a cold?
Lots of different viruses cause colds, but the symptoms are usually the same:
- Runny nose and sneezing
- Red eyes
- Sore throat and cough
- Headaches and body aches
You will probably feel a cold come on over the course of a couple of days. As the cold gets worse, your nose may get stuffy with thicker mucus.
A cold is not the same as the flu. Flu symptoms are worse and come on faster. If you have the flu, you may feel very tired. You may also have a fever and shaking chills, lots of aches and pains, a headache, and a cough.