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
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Cite this: Michael Stuart Bronze. Fast Five Quiz: Upper Respiratory Tract Infections - Medscape - Jan 22, 2021.