After catching a cold virus, symptoms will typically begin 1-4 days and can last up to 10 days. The first 4 days of a cold are crucial because this is when you are most contagious, so it is best to stay at home and rest.
Symptoms of a cold include:
- Burning/inflammation of the throat
- Runny/stuffy nose
- Mild cough
A cold does not usually get much worse than the symptoms listed above, however, if you notice any additional discomfort such as trouble swallowing, short of breath or have a fever, than it is possible you have come in contact with a bacterial infection or the flu and you should contact your medical provider.
AFC Urgent Care Watertown is conveniently open 7 days a week with extended hours to ensure the health of you and your family. You can stop by our location, no appointment necessary, at 376 Arsenal Street in Watertown, or you can call us for more information at 617-923-2273!