What is a cold? 3
We recommend that you take care of yourself if you have mild symptoms (sneezing, runny nose, stuffy nose, cough, sputum, sore throat, fever) or if you have a cold.
If the symptoms are strong or the condition is getting worse, influenza or bacterial infection is suspected.
In such cases, we recommend that you visit a medical institution.
It is important to consider the symptoms and severity of the cold as to whether or not you should deal with it yourself.
We will look at the symptoms to determine if you can handle it yourself and if you should go to the hospital.
If you have a high temperature of 39 degrees or higher, we recommend you to see a doctor.
If you have other symptoms between 38 and 39 degrees, we recommend you to see a doctor.
Look at the color of the runny nose.
If the runny nose is transparent, you can handle it yourself.
If it is cloudy in yellow or green, we recommend that you visit a medical institution.
If you have mild inflammation, you can handle it yourself.
If you have a strong inflammation that prevents you from swallowing drinks or saliva, we recommend that you visit a medical institution.
If it is light, you can handle it yourself.
If you cannot sleep, we recommend that you visit a medical institution.
In addition, even a mild cold may become severe in people with chronic respiratory diseases such as COPD and bronchial asthma, people with underlying diseases such as heart disease and diabetes, elderly people aged 65 and over, and pregnant women. Therefore, it is recommended that you visit a medical institution as soon as possible.
In addition, for infants under 2 years old, we will give priority to seeing a doctor and will handle it by ourselves only when it is unavoidable.
In addition, when the symptoms worsen in a bimodal manner, for example, "At first, there was a cough, a runny nose, and a slight fever of about 37 degrees, and all of them tended to improve in about 3 days, but after a few days, So, if your runny nose gets worse and your fever is 38 degrees, you should go to a medical institution because you suspect a secondary bacterial infection.