Common Cold Appointments in Portland, ME

Feeling under the weather? Book an affordable cold and flu consult in Portland, ME and save up to 60% on your visit. Available today at affordable cash prices - without insurance mark-ups, hidden fees, or surprise bills. No insurance needed.

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Kristen Goldbach, FNP

  • Family medicine
  • "Kristen was great! I was able to get an appointment the same day and didn’t have to go into the doctor. I would definitely do this again."
  • $5 MEDS

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Maninder Kaur, NP

  • Adult health
  • "Maninder was very knowledgeable and knew exactly which meds were best for me and my condition. The appointment was rapid but clear and concise. I honestly could not have been more pleased and I have saved the site on my desktop so that its handy for the future."
  • Available tomorrow
  • $5 MEDS

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Nicole Baldwin, NP

  • Urgent care
  • "Nicole listened to all my concerns and answered all my questions. She was warm and reassuring and extremely professional."
  • $5 MEDS
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Dawn Drewes, APRN

  • Urgent care
  • "I felt well-cared-for by Dawn. She was friendly"
  • Available tomorrow
  • $5 MEDS

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Bridget Randolph, NP

  • Family medicine
  • "She was very kind"
  • Available today
  • $5 MEDS

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Dr. Sarat Yalamanchili, MD

  • Internal medicine
  • $5 MEDS

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Michael F. Mascia, MD, MPH

  • Urgent care
  • "Great service"
  • Available today
  • $5 MEDS

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Dr. Joseph Nichols, MD

  • Family medicine
  • "Dr. Joseph Nichols exceeded my expectations! He was very attentive"
  • 5.00
  • $5 MEDS

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Internal medicine doctor

  • Augusta, ME 04330
  • Male
  • Scheduled by Sesame

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Internal medicine doctor

  • Alton, NH 03809
  • Female
  • Scheduled by Sesame

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Family medicine doctor

  • Portmouth, NH $3,801.00
  • Female
  • Scheduled by Sesame

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Internal medicine doctor

  • Wells, ME 04054
  • Male
  • 5
  • Scheduled by Sesame

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Family medicine doctor

  • Lewiston, ME 04240
  • Male
  • 3.5
  • Scheduled by Sesame

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Internal medicine doctor

  • Lewiston, ME 04240
  • Male
  • 3.3
  • Scheduled by Sesame

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Family medicine doctor

  • Portmouth, NH $3,801.00
  • Female
  • 5
  • Scheduled by Sesame

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Family medicine doctor

  • Sanbornville, NH $3,872.00
  • Male
  • Scheduled by Sesame

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Family medicine nurse

  • Somersworth, NH $3,878.00
  • Female
  • 2
  • Scheduled by Sesame

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Family medicine doctor

  • Durham, NH 03824
  • Male
  • 4.3
  • Scheduled by Sesame

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Family medicine doctor

  • Rochester, NH 38760
  • Female
  • 5
  • Scheduled by Sesame

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Family medicine nurse

  • Farmington, NH $3,835.00
  • Male
  • 2.7
  • Scheduled by Sesame

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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