Common cold

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What is common cold?

The common cold is a common viral infection of the nose and throat. It may also be known as acute nasopharyngitis or viral rhinopharyngitis. Symptoms may last one to two weeks and may include sore throat, runny nose, nasal congestion, sneezing and coughing.

Common symptoms reported by people with common cold

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with common cold

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Lifestyle Modification
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Walking cane/rubber tip)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1) pain (1)

Data from patients with common cold, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with common cold

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
bipolar depressive episodes excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 1 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Walking cane/rubber tip)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
joint pain in hands
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
fatigue (1) pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with common cold, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has common cold on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 5
30s 6
40s 8
50s 2
60s 1
70+ 1

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 15
Female 9

These charts show data from common cold patients who have completed their condition history
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