COVID-19: Screening, Updates, Visitor Policy

Virtual Care for the Common Cold

Symptoms & Treatment

The common cold is a viral infection of the nose and throat (upper respiratory tract). Symptoms of a common cold usually appear one to three days after exposure to a cold-causing virus.

Common symptoms associated with a cold include:

  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Sore throat
  • Cough
  • Congestion
  • Body aches
  • Mild headache
  • Sneezing
  • Low-grade fever

Common Cold Treatment

If you are experiencing these or similar symptoms, connect with a doctor online today to receive a personalized treatment plan and feel better, faster. MUSC Health Virtual Care teams** provide treatment for the common cold starting at the age of two years old.

Note: Some flu consultations may require a visit to a local clinic where a test is performed to confirm diagnosis.

**Your care team includes physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants.

Questions? Call 843-261-5940.