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97. Can dizziness be a symptom of common cold?

The person below wonders if nausea and dizziness can be symptoms of a cold.

The poor guy already has sore throat red and coughing and runny nose. No fever, so those can all be cold symptoms. The dizziness and nausea can be caused from dehydration or most likely from a virus, either a flu or similar virus. The dizziness could cause the nausea or vice versa.

So my recommended treatment is similar in all those cases, whether it is from just a cold virus, or a flu virus, or also from dehydration… drinking plenty of warm liquids, such as hot tea or just warm water (or any drink you warm up), and breathing warm steamy air, and eating some healthy foods. That would be the best care for both cold, sore throat and the flu, and whether the nausea is caused by dehydration or caused by a virus. Dizziness and nausea are good reasons to lay in bed and rest for a while, until you feel better.

And the sooner you do all these, the faster you will get better, so best to really take care of yourself as soon as possible when you feel the symptoms coming on.

can dizziness and nausea be symptoms of common cold?

–Peggy The Doctor’s Wife


REPOST From “Answers”

Ally asks:

What do these symptoms sound like? Common cold?

He has a sore throat, it’s also red, and he’s coughing. He’s dizzy and sick to his stomach with a runny nose. No fever or anything else.

Answers (2)


The dizzy and nausea doesn’t sound like the common cold but the rest do

  • 3 days ago
  • Tres
  • Everything is the symptoms of a cold, if he pukes its probably from motion sickness experienced from the dizziness. I’ve been threw this before. But if you’re really worried, make him see a doctor.

    • 3 days ago

    96. REPOST: Hospital announces beginnning of RSV season

    Flu season has begun in Porterville, California (Central Valley, north of Bakersfield) recommendations: continual hand washing and disposable tissues  (as usual, no mention of warmth & steam)

    flu season has begun in Porterville, CA hospital recommending precautions.

    December 14, 2012 9:50 PM

     Hospital announces beginnning of RSV season

    Sierra View District has had two cases of respiratory syncytial virus in the past couple of weeks and Tuesday officially announced the beginning of the RSV season at the hospital.
    RSV is a common virus that causes cold symptoms in adults and children. It is more commonly referred to as the flu.

    Though most healthy adults and children will experience nothing more than an infection resembling a common cold, infants and kids with pre-existing medical conditions can experience severe and potentially life-threatening complications from RSV.

    Though there is no known cure for viruses like the common cold and RSV, over-the-counter medicines are proven to be temporarily effective in suppressing symptoms.

    RSV is spread through contact, much like the common cold. An infected person sneezing or coughing can spread the virus through the air, and RSV can also survive for several hours on surfaces like a desktop, doorknob or telephone.

    During the season, visiting children under age 13 will not be permitted on any of the hospital’s inpatient units — except for the Distinct Part Skilled Nursing Facility — until further notice. Children requiring hospitalization will continue their normal course of care. The restriction on visitors under 13 will be in effect for the duration of the RSV season, which can last through the winter until early spring, depending on the number of RSV cases seen.

    The most effective way to prevent RSV is through continual and thorough hand washing.

    Always wash with soap and water or disinfect with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer before touching a baby. Also, remember to routinely clean household surfaces to keep them as germ-free as possible. If possible, try to avoid crowded places like malls and movie theaters, where the virus can quickly spread from person to person. When experiencing cold-like symptoms, always use a tissue when coughing or sneezing, immediately dispose of it properly, then wash hands thoroughly to prevent spreading the virus.