Symptom: Cold-like symptoms


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Cold-like symptoms: Symptoms similar to the common cold.
Introduction: Everyone is familiar with the stuffy nose, sore throat, and cough from a common cold. This section focuses on symptoms similar to a runny nose; see also other sections on sore throat, cough, and headache. For comparison see the list of conditions with flu-like symptoms.

Although a cold or other upper respiratory infection is most common, there are several other possibilities. This list includes flu, allergic rhinitis (either perennial rhinitis or seasonal rhinitis), chronic rhinitis, sinusitis, otisis media, bronchitis, and pneumonia. Cold-like symptoms can also be the start of other conditions such as whooping cough, measles, mumps, or mononucleosis.


Detailed cause information for symptom: Cold-like symptoms:
  • Possible causes of symptom: Cold-like symptoms (16 conditions)
  • Medical conditions causing symptom: Cold-like symptoms (35 conditions)

    Medical articles on symptoms: These general medical articles may be of interest:

    Types of Cold-like symptoms: runny nose (29), stuffed nose (29), sneezing (13)
    Symptoms related to Cold-like symptoms: respiratory symptoms (172), lung symptoms (123), fever (279), flu-like symptoms (44), sore throat (60), cough (87)
    Symptoms: symptom center, symptom groups, symptom descriptions

    Possible causes of symptom: Cold-like symptoms: The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Cold-like symptoms as a symptom. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

    Conditions listing symptoms: Cold-like symptoms: The following list of conditions have 'Cold-like symptoms' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

    A

  • Acute Bronchitis ... cold-like symptoms
  • Addiction ... nasal congestion
  • Adenoiditis ... blocked nose
  • Adenoviruses ... common cold
  • Allergies ... Sneezing, runny nose, blocked nose
  • Anaphylaxis ... runny nose
  • Anthrax ... cold-like symptoms, runny nose, nasal congestion

    B

  • Bronchiolitis ... cold-like symptoms, runny nose
  • Bronchitis ... cold-like symptoms
  • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia ... nasal congestion

    C

  • Catarrh ... runny nose
  • Chronic Sinusitis ... sneezing, runny nose
  • Cluster headache ... runny nose, stuffed nose
  • Common cold ... sneezing, runny nose, blocked nose

    D

  • Dust mite allergies ... Sneezing, runny nose, blocked nose

    E

  • Enteroviruses ... cold-like symptoms

    F

  • Flu ... sneezing, runny nose, blocked nose, nasal inflammation, nasal inflammation
  • Food allergies ... sneezing, runny nose
  • Food poisoning ... cold-like symptoms

    H

  • Hay fever ... Sneezing, runny nose, blocked nose

    L

  • Leprosy ... nasal congestion

    M

  • Measles ... cold-like symptoms, sneezing, runny nose
  • Mold allergies ... Sneezing, runny nose, blocked nose

    P

  • Parainfluenza ... cold-like symptoms, cold
  • Pulmonary Anthrax ... cold-like symptoms, runny nose, nasal congestion

    R

  • Respiratory syncytial virus ... cold-like symptoms, runny nose
  • Rhinitis ... sneezing, runny nose, blocked nose, nasal congestion, profuse watery nasal discharge, recurring nasal inflammation, recurring nasal inflammation
  • Rubella ... runny nose

    S

  • Sinusitis ... stuffy nose, sneezing, runny nose, green nasal discharge, Runny nose (rhinitis), nasal congestion
  • Slap-cheek syndrome ... cold-like symptoms, runny nose

    T

  • Teething ... runny nose

    U

  • Upper Respiratory Infection ... stuffiness, runny nose

    V

  • Vasomotor rhinitis ... sneezing, runny nose, profuse watery nasal discharge, recurring nasal inflammation, recurring nasal inflammation

    W

  • Wegener's granulomatosis ... cold-like symptoms, runny nose (rhinorrhea)
  • Whooping Cough ... Cold-like symptoms, sneezing, running nose


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