Common Cold Appointments in Frederick, MD

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Randi Berkowitz, NP

  • Family medicine
  • "Dr. Berkowitz was very courteous and professional, and she showed she cared about me."
  • Available today
  • $5 MEDS

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Binta Bojang, NP

  • Urgent care
  • Available today

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Larissa Davis, NP

  • Family medicine
  • "Dr. Larissa Davis was amazing! She addressed all my issues with patience and professionalism and ordered the lab work that I needed to diagnose my current health condition. I'm looking forward to working with her again."
  • Available today
  • $5 MEDS
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Edward Poindexter, FNP-BC, FAANP

  • Family medicine
  • "Very professional"
  • Available today
  • $5 MEDS

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Nicole Baldwin, NP

  • Urgent care
  • "She was kind, patient and thorough. Will definitely use your service again."
  • Available today
  • $5 MEDS

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Josephine Moore, FNP-BC

  • Urgent care
  • 4.5
  • Available today
  • $5 MEDS

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Ola Onabanjo, FNP-BC

  • Urgent care
  • "Dr. Ola was AWESOME and very informative with great medical advice. Thanks so much for having this remarkable physician on your team."
  • Available today
  • $5 MEDS

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Dawn Drewes, APRN

  • Urgent care
  • "... quick, straight forward, got antibiotics and feel more at peace"
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  • $5 MEDS

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Dr. Yaw Otchere-Boateng, MD

  • Internal medicine
  • Available today
  • $5 MEDS

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Chigozie Ohanele, APRN-CNP

  • Adult health
  • Available tomorrow
  • $5 MEDS

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Dr. Spatika Venkatranga, MD

  • Internal medicine
  • Available today
  • $5 MEDS

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Elizabeth Johnston, APRN

  • Family medicine
  • "... the provider I saw was extremely understanding, compassionate and helpful."
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  • $5 MEDS

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Dr. Tessa Ndille, DO

  • Emergency medicine
  • "The doctor was amazing!!! So thorough and knowledgeable. Thank you!"
  • $5 MEDS

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Ursula White, NP

  • Family medicine
  • "Great and convenient service. Wonderful Practitioner. Very reassuring to be able to have my needs met so easily, during Covid restrictions."
  • $5 MEDS

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Jeannie Higgin, FNP-BC

  • Family medicine
  • $5 MEDS

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Dr. Monika Patel, MD

  • Internal medicine
  • Available tomorrow
  • $5 MEDS

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Dr. Joseph Nichols, MD

  • Family medicine
  • "... was great and arranged my prescription with my local pharmacy immediately."
  • 5
  • Available today
  • $5 MEDS

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Victoria Ajayi, FNP

  • Family medicine
  • 8713 Harford Road, Parkville, MD 21234
  • $5 MEDS

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Family medicine nurse

  • Baltimore, MD 21230
  • Male
  • 4.7
  • Scheduled by Sesame

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Monica Orozco Cantillo, NP

  • Family medicine
  • Available today

About cold

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A cold is a viral infection that infects the upper respiratory system (the nose and throat). There are over 200 types of viruses that can cause a cold, and the infection is highly contagious. Most healthy people will experience at least one cold every year. Infection is more common in the winter as people are near each other indoors more often.

Common symptoms of a cold include:

  • Stuffy or runny nose
  • Sneezing
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Fever
  • Nasal congestion
  • Body aches

Variations of the rhinovirus are the most common causes of a cold. These viruses can infect you by entering your body through your eyes, nose, or mouth. Adults rarely experience fever symptoms when dealing with a common cold. In fact, one of the surest ways to tell the difference between a cold or a flu infection is the presence of fever symptoms.

Common colds are generally very mild and require little to no medical attention. However, severe infections can lead to complications such as:

  • Asthma
  • Ear infections
  • Sinus infections
  • Acute bronchitis (chest cold)

If you are experiencing the symptoms of a cold, avoid going out in public. The infection is easily spread through airborne droplets and on surfaces. Practice good hygiene and rest until your symptoms have passed.

Treatment Options

Below are common treatment options for a cold. During your visit, talk to your health care provider about the best treatment for your cold, and tips to prevent spreading the infection.

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