what would the effects of a cold virus be aside from the immune system? Seems every symptom of a cold is an immune system response, and not the cold itself.

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what would the effects of a cold virus be aside from the immune system? Seems every symptom of a cold is an immune system response, and not the cold itself.

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Anonymous 0 Comments

Viruses destroy cells. That’s their whole shtick.

If you didn’t have an immune system, the virus would replicate unchecked, destroying cells at an ever increasing rate. Shortly after infection, your cells would be dying faster than they could be replaced. Depending on where the infection was most established, you would soon die of that organ failure. Cold viruses are usually respiratory viruses, so your lungs would fail, filling with fluid or ceasing normal gas exchange, and you would die of asphyxiation.

Anonymous 0 Comments

Probably just slight irritation in your nose.

Unless your immune system doesn’t stop it, in which case probably total destruction of parts of your upper respiratory tract as the virus multiplies uncontrolled and infects and kills basically every cell it’s able to.

Anonymous 0 Comments

Viruses destroy cells. That’s their whole shtick.

If you didn’t have an immune system, the virus would replicate unchecked, destroying cells at an ever increasing rate. Shortly after infection, your cells would be dying faster than they could be replaced. Depending on where the infection was most established, you would soon die of that organ failure. Cold viruses are usually respiratory viruses, so your lungs would fail, filling with fluid or ceasing normal gas exchange, and you would die of asphyxiation.

Anonymous 0 Comments

Probably just slight irritation in your nose.

Unless your immune system doesn’t stop it, in which case probably total destruction of parts of your upper respiratory tract as the virus multiplies uncontrolled and infects and kills basically every cell it’s able to.

Anonymous 0 Comments

Probably just slight irritation in your nose.

Unless your immune system doesn’t stop it, in which case probably total destruction of parts of your upper respiratory tract as the virus multiplies uncontrolled and infects and kills basically every cell it’s able to.

Anonymous 0 Comments

Viruses destroy cells. That’s their whole shtick.

If you didn’t have an immune system, the virus would replicate unchecked, destroying cells at an ever increasing rate. Shortly after infection, your cells would be dying faster than they could be replaced. Depending on where the infection was most established, you would soon die of that organ failure. Cold viruses are usually respiratory viruses, so your lungs would fail, filling with fluid or ceasing normal gas exchange, and you would die of asphyxiation.

Anonymous 0 Comments

Maybe that’s why I’ve had cold symptoms for over two weeks. I’m on kidney dialysis and began to have a hard time breathing. It hurt my upper chest every time I breathed in. And I had a fever from 99 up to 101 almost daily for ten days at least. Went to ED. No Covid. No RSA. Went home with 99 fever. Persistent body aches. Extreme fatigue. Jus wanted to sleep couldn’t think clearly. Still no clear answer after a second blood test and second chest X-ray. No pneumonia. Doctor said viruses on immunocompromised patients can take a long time to heal. Now I know. And I wasn’t out and about either. I work from home. Temp back to normal range today but fatigue and body aches persist. So I realize even a cold can put me down now pretty fast and for longer than a normal person with intact immune system. Trying to be careful without being afraid to go out.

Anonymous 0 Comments

Maybe that’s why I’ve had cold symptoms for over two weeks. I’m on kidney dialysis and began to have a hard time breathing. It hurt my upper chest every time I breathed in. And I had a fever from 99 up to 101 almost daily for ten days at least. Went to ED. No Covid. No RSA. Went home with 99 fever. Persistent body aches. Extreme fatigue. Jus wanted to sleep couldn’t think clearly. Still no clear answer after a second blood test and second chest X-ray. No pneumonia. Doctor said viruses on immunocompromised patients can take a long time to heal. Now I know. And I wasn’t out and about either. I work from home. Temp back to normal range today but fatigue and body aches persist. So I realize even a cold can put me down now pretty fast and for longer than a normal person with intact immune system. Trying to be careful without being afraid to go out.

Anonymous 0 Comments

Maybe that’s why I’ve had cold symptoms for over two weeks. I’m on kidney dialysis and began to have a hard time breathing. It hurt my upper chest every time I breathed in. And I had a fever from 99 up to 101 almost daily for ten days at least. Went to ED. No Covid. No RSA. Went home with 99 fever. Persistent body aches. Extreme fatigue. Jus wanted to sleep couldn’t think clearly. Still no clear answer after a second blood test and second chest X-ray. No pneumonia. Doctor said viruses on immunocompromised patients can take a long time to heal. Now I know. And I wasn’t out and about either. I work from home. Temp back to normal range today but fatigue and body aches persist. So I realize even a cold can put me down now pretty fast and for longer than a normal person with intact immune system. Trying to be careful without being afraid to go out.

Anonymous 0 Comments

You feel weak… then you die.

If you remove the response, there’s no running nose, no cough, no sneeze, no fever.

Probably some inflammation of the affected part, so some light pain of some kind. But nothing big. It’s a cold virus so you would lose the oxygen from the lungs and therefore pass out before the pain gets big enough to be a concern.

Generally the painful sickness are the ones with small non vital areas with heavy infections. An infected cut on your hand can get very painful because you can survive to the point of feeling that much pain from that much infection. Infections of vitals generally KO you before you get to the big pain state. Lungs are quite vital.