Cold Treatment Online

If you have a cold, you can download our app and see a doctor without having to leave your home.

You can get a face-to-face appointment on your smartphone, tablet or computer from 7am - 8pm, 7 days a week.

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See a doctor online in minutes

Our online doctors will help you recover from your cold as quickly as possible.

There's no travelling, no waiting room and you can have your appointment at a time that suits you.

How It Works


1. Book an appointment

Be seen in minutes, or choose a time that suits you.

2. See a doctor online

Video chat with a UK GP right here on our site or in our app.

3. Start feeling better

Receive medical advice, prescriptions, referrals and fit notes.
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What is a Cold?

A cold is one of the most common viral infections.

Most people will get a cold at least once a year and while it usually isn’t serious - it can feel awful.

While there’s no cure, there are plenty of treatments that can help you cope with the symptoms and you’ll usually start feeling better within a week.

In the early stages, the flu can feel similar to a cold, with each causing a runny nose and sore throat. However, while a cold tends to build up gradually, flu tends to hit quite suddenly.

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Cold Symptoms

The usual symptoms of a cold are:

  • Blocked and runny nose
  • Pain in the nose and sinuses
  • Sneezing
  • Feeling bunged up
  • Cough
  • Sore throat

Unsure if these are your symptoms?

Most of us know what a cold feels like, but if you can't seem to get rid of yours, it's worth seeing a doctor to check on your symptoms.

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Cold Treatment and Remedies

Treatment of a cold is difficult as antibiotics do not work. The best remedy is to stay hydrated and rest yourself.

You can also try some other home remedies to help soothe your symptoms and make you feel better.

If conditions persist or get worse seek the advice of one of our GPs at Push Doctor.

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How long does a cold last?

Onset: 1-3 Days

During this period, you’ll begin to notice a cold coming on. You’ll start to feel generally unwell, sometimes with a ‘fuzzy’ feeling in your head and will start experiencing a blocked and runny nose. Many people will also develop a cough during this period.

Recovery: 4-7 days

You should start feeling better within a week, although it may take children a little more time to recover.

However, if you’ve got a cough - this can take a few weeks to go away.

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