How Do I Know When it's More Than the Common Cold? Published: August 7, 2019 Share Everyone gets a cold from time to time. Dr. Edward McCoul discusses when it's OK Make an appointment with Dr. Edward McCoul to stick with over-the-counter medications or when it might be something else. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel You may also be interested in: Flu Versus Cold: What Are the Early Symptoms? 5 Ways to Avoid Colds and the Flu Which Over-the-Counter Medications are Best for Common Cold and Flu Symptoms?