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One to three days after the virus takes hold in your body, you can get these symptoms:

  • sore throat
  • cough
  • runny nose, congestion
  • feeling tired and run-down
  • sneezing
  • mild headache
  • mild soreness and achy muscles

These symptoms can last for up to two weeks. A cold causes different symptoms than the flu; flu symptoms are more severe  and come on more quickly.


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