The common cold is, well, common, but it can make you miserable, and if it’s especially bad or has stuck around for a long time, you may be concerned. If you have a cold that’s got you worried or incredibly sick, come into NAG Clinics. At both of their locations in Texas City and Pasadena, Texas, NAG Clinics offers regular checkups and urgent care. With on-site lab testing facilities, the team at NAG Clinics can diagnose your illness the same day. Don’t wait until you can’t get out of bed. Make an appointment online or over the phone today.
The term “common cold” refers to any viral infection that you’ve caught in your respiratory tract, aka your nose and throat. Colds, which usually resolve themselves after a week to 10 days, are characterized by symptoms like:
Colds usually aren’t serious. However, from time to time, they develop into something that requires medical attention, such as strep throat, asthma, acute sinusitis, pneumonia, or acute ear infection.
Symptoms of a more serious common cold include:
If your child has any of the following symptoms, take them to see the doctor right away:
Colds usually just need to run their course, and they have no cure. However, you can treat your symptoms in a variety of ways.
First and foremost, it’s important to get lots of rest and drink plenty of fluids when you’re sick. The rest makes it easier to heal and makes you less miserable, and the fluids rehydrate you and help loosen mucus. Other ways to ease your symptoms include:
If you or your child are suffering from a common cold that’s become more serious and requires medical attention, reach out to the team at NAG Clinics. Schedule an appointment online or over the phone, or if it’s pressing, come into the urgent care clinic.