This is a quiz for assessing your cold symptoms. This will help you
determine if you can do self-care or if you need to see a health care
provider. Complete Part 1 and Part 2, then follow the instructions
at the bottom of the page.
Do you have a runny nose? If so, is the mucus clear?
Do you have a mild cough, sneeze, or sore throat?
Do you have a mild case of nausea, vomiting or diarrhea?
Have your symptoms lasted less than 24 hours?
Do you have questions about cold medications?
Do you have a fever of 101 degrees or more?
Do you have a severe or sudden headache?
Do you have a rash?
Are your tonsils enlarged and red or do they have white patches on them?
Do you have a sore throat causing you severe discomfort, difficulty
swallowing, or difficulty sleeping?
Have you had nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea accompanied by abdominal pain
or fever or for more than 24 hours?
Have you had a temperature of at least 100 degrees
or more for the past 3 days?
Have you had a cough that has lasted 7 days and which does not seem to
be getting better?
Do you have chest pain, wheezing or shortness of breath?
Do you cough up greenish-yellow or blood-tinged mucus or sputum?
Do you have enlarged lymph nodes (”glands” or “lumps”) on the front, sides
or back of the neck?
Do you have an earache or sinus pain?
If you answered yes to any of the questions in Part 1, proceed to the Self Care
page to find ways in which you can treat these symptoms yourself. If symptoms persist
or worsen come to Health Services to see a nurse.
If you answered yes to any of the questions in Part 2, you should be evaluated by a nurse.
Come to Health Services to see a nurse or call for an appointment. If you have a fever of
101 degrees or more, along with a headache and/or rash, you are at increased risk
of significant illness and we strongly recommend that you be seen today for a
If you have any questions please call 603-358-2450. For medical assistance after hours,
go to the Emergency Room at the Cheshire Medical Center.