These symptoms are frequently associated with a common cold:
Body aches and pains
Individuals with a cold may feel tired and weak sometimes but rarely develop a headache or impaired taste and/or smell. Diarrhea, chills/shivering, and shortness of breath are not associated with a common cold; however, a cold may exacerbate asthma, which can lead to shortness of breath.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), symptoms associated with COVID-19 include:
Fever or chills
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Muscle or body aches
New loss of taste or smell
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
Read more clinical information about COVID-19.
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Cite this: Michael Stuart Bronze. Fast Five Quiz: Upper Respiratory Tract Infections - Medscape - Jan 22, 2021.