What is a cold?
August 6, 2020
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
- Tension headache