Cold Flu Symptoms Overview

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What Is Normal Body Temperature?

Normal body temperature is in a range between 97 and 99 degrees Fahrenheit. Conditions can raise or lower it. Reviewed by a board-certified physician. A normal body temperature is best described as a range. The standard range is generally considered...

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Cold and Flu Symptoms

Did you experience a sudden or gradual onset of symptoms? Fever? Body aches? Learn more about how to tell the difference between the common cold and flu.

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What Is Sinus Congestion?

Sinus congestion is the result of inflammation of your nasal passages and the sinuses, as is often seen with colds and allergies. Sinus congestion is the result of inflammation of your nasal passages and the sinuses, which are empty cavities behind...

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What Are Boogers Made Of?

Everyone has boogers, which are made of dried mucus. Learn more about how they form and the important role boogers play in your immune system. Boogers are one of those things we all experience daily. They may seem gross, but they are an essential...

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Why Do Fevers Cause Chills?

Chills and fever often occur together and can be concerning to some. Find out why this happens and what you can do about it. Fevers are often accompanied by chills—shaking, shivering, and feeling cold. This odd sensation of feeling like you are...

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An Overview of Nasal Congestion Due to a Cold

Nasal congestion from the common cold can make you miserable. Find out why you get stuffed up and what to do about it. Nasal congestion is not just a symptom of the common cold, but it's often what causes much of the unpleasantness that comes with...

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What Is a Low-Grade Fever?

You have a low-grade fever when your body temperature is between 99.6 to 100.3 F, although some put it higher. Viruses and bacteria cause most fevers. Most medical experts define a low-grade fever as a body temperature between 99 F and 100.3...

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An Overview of Fevers

What is a fever? Learn why fevers occur, how to check your temperature, when you should be concerned about a fever, and how to treat it. A fever, also called pyrexia, is a high body temperature, and it is usually a sign that you have an illness....

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Symptoms of the Common Cold

The common cold displays symptoms such as congestion, runny nose, cough, sore throat, headache, and, in kids, fever. The common cold is caused by any of a number of respiratory viruses and produces familiar symptoms including stuffiness, runny nose,...

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How Fever Is Treated

A fever is a sign of illness. Know how to treat it at home, when over-the-counter medications are appropriate, and when to see the doctor. A fever is an increase in body temperature. It is a natural and beneficial response to an infection, helping...

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Is Your Cold Causing a Wet or Dry Cough?

The type of cough you have—productive or nonproductive—can help determine the right medications to ease it. A cough is a common cold symptom. When doctors evaluate a cough, they usually describe it as being either nonproductive or productive. A...

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