Cold is a somewhat ambiguous medical term. Cold or “cold symptoms” may refer in common usage to the “common cold” (the well-known viral infection of the respiratory system). Cold may also refer to “coldness” of the body where a person “feels cold” (e.g. shivering, chills, cold temperature, hypothermia, etc.). Another possibility is cold intolerance or cold sensitivity. Cold may also refer to a particular region of the body feeling cold, or similarly feeling cold to the touch (e.g. cold feet, cold hands, etc.). Read more about: Coldness, Common Cold
- Common Cold: The common cold refers to any number of viral infections of the nose and throat. Typical symptoms are all too ... More on Common Cold »
- Viral Infections: Viral infections are caused by viruses, which are tiny microbes that spread in the body. Viruses are actually made up ... More on Viral Infections »
- Coldness: Coldness as a medical symptom may refer to “feeling cold” overall or to a particular body part being cold to ... More on Coldness »
- Chills: Chills (or “rigors”) are that cold feeling, often with shivers throughout the entire body, usually associated with a fever. Many ... More on Chills »
- Cold intolerance: Cold intolerance is where the body fails to respond properly to cold temperature. It is somewhat different from “cold sensitivity ... More on Cold intolerance »
- Respiratory system: The respiratory system is the system related to breathing. The upper respiratory system includes the oral region (nose/mouth), throat ... More on Respiratory system »
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