What are the symptoms of a cold?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Dr. Ronald Turner, Professor of Pediatrics, UVA, Virginia School of Medicine discussed common symptoms of a cold.

    Dr. Ronald Turner

    Ronald Turner, MD, is Professor of Pediatrics and Associate Dean for Clinical Research at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Turner earned his MD degree from Southern Illinois University and did his training in Pediatrics and Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Columbus Children’s Hospital (Ohio State University) and the University of Virginia. He subsequently served in faculty positions at the University of Utah and the Medical University of South Carolina. In addition to his administrative role at the University of Virginia, Dr. Turner has clinical care and teaching responsibilities in General Pediatrics and Pediatric Infectious Diseases. His research interests are directed at the pathogenesis and treatment of viral respiratory infections.

    Host: What are the symptoms of a cold?

    Ronald Turner: Well, the symptoms of a cold generally are sore throat, nasal obstruction, runny nose, sneezing and cough are the things that we usually associate with as common cold symptoms. Fever is generally not a symptom of common colds.