Could It Be A Cold? Or is it Something Else? Should I go on that showing?
Are you sniffling through a showing? Could this be a cold? Or is it allergies? Or something worse?
Beyond common cold symptoms, the body is excellent at communicating when something’s not quite right. Here are several surprise symptoms that could indicate you might have a cold – and a few signs you may have something else.
It could be a cold if:
- Your senses of smell and taste aren’t up to par.
- You are thirstier than usual.
- You feel muscle aches and pains in unusual places, such as the scalp.
- You have particularly vivid or unusual dreams.
- You find it hard to focus on a task or aren’t interested in socializing.
- Your eyes are more sensitive to light than normal.
It might be more than just a cold if:
- You suffer from severe headaches.
- You just returned from a trip, especially if you were abroad.
- You continue to experience many symptoms after four days.
- You experience a low-grade fever for several days.
- Your symptoms are in one location, such as the throat or an ear.
What do you do if you HAVE to be somewhere like at a showing in someone else’s house?
Sometimes, a particular house is on the market and you can’t just postpone viewing that home because you might be having allergies, a developing a cold. As always, you should take care of yourself first, but if you absolutely need to be in public, here are some precautions to take so you’re not the person who spread around a virus.
- Bring plenty of tissues with you, as well as hand sanitizer
- Don’t touch fixtures like light switches or doorknobs, ask someone else to handle these things
- Sneeze and cough into your elbow or upper arm
- Consider wearing a mask to protect those around you
- Wash your hands frequently