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What is a cold?

With a cold, the mucous membrane in your nose, throat and sinuses is inflamed. It is the most common infectious disease among humans. Adults have an average cold two to three times a year and children even six times a year! A cold can cause unpleasant complaints. It is therefore important not to neglect these complaints. This way you prevent a simple cold from turning into, for example, a sinus infection or bronchitis. Moreover, nobody wants to walk around unnecessarily long with a stuffy or snot nose, right?

Is your little one catching a cold? Read here what to do if your baby has a cold  .

Do you suspect that your complaints are caused by the coronavirus? Then contact your doctor by telephone .

For the most current and reliable information about the corona virus, we refer you to the RIVM .

What are the symptoms of a cold?

A cold can make you feel pretty miserable. Below you will find an overview of the symptoms:

  • A stuffy or runny nose
  • Tearing eyes
  • To sneeze
  • Ticklish cough or persistent cough
  • Sore throat
  • (Slight) fever
  • Hoarseness
  • Earache
  • Tension headache

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