Common colds come with symptoms like sneezing and sniffling. While they may be confused with influenza, colds do not last as long. Left untreated, colds can turn into something more severe like a sinus infection, bronchitis, or pneumonia.
If you are unsure if your symptoms are cold, flu, or something more serious, visit Bayside Urgent Care. Our medical staff is expert at treating this and other non-life-threatening emergencies.
We are located in Clearwater, Florida, and we’re always accepting new patients. No appointments are necessary.
A common cold is a viral infection of your upper respiratory tract (nose and throat). The virus (most commonly rhinoviruses) spreads when someone who is infected coughs, sneezes, or talks. The virus then enters your body through your nose, mouth, or eyes. It can also spread by sharing contaminated items with someone who is sick.
Adults can expect to get two to three colds each year, although children under six years are at the highest risk of getting a cold.