For all the fabulous parts of fall—cozy jackets, gorgeous weather, pumpkin flavored everything—there are some not-so-wonderful things that come standard with autumn. Namely, cold season. Ugh. But while we’ve never particularly liked having a common cold, we’ve been especially on edge about that familiar feeling since the advent of COVID-19. Is our runny nose the product of a cold or COVID? How about that nagging cough? That’s why we checked in with Dr. Phillip Kadaj, MD, FACP, internal medicine doctor at JustAnswer, a site that connects users with experts, for his take on how to tell the difference between a cold versus COVID. Here’s what you need to know as we transition away from summer and into cold season.
Meet the Expert
Dr. Phillip Kadaj, MD, FACP, is an internal medicine doctor at JustAnswer, a site that connects users with a variety of medical experts.