Is my cold getting better?
Day 1 - started getting a scratchy throat. Day 2 - scratchy throat continues, I cough occasionally. nose begins to plug up - not runny though. I drink a lot of water.
Day 3 - still have a scratchy throat, I cough a good amount, no phlegm yet. I blew my nose every few hours, mucus is a clear-greenish color, still not runny. Still drinking a lot of fluids, had a orange smoothie in the morning.
Day 4 - scratchy throat turns into a tickling feeling, I cough often, no phlegm. Still blowing my nose frequently, mucus is mostly clear - not runny. Had another smoothie.
Day 5 - tickling feeling has gone down quite a bit, coughing sometimes - no phlegm. Didn't blow my nose much today because I was out at the mall with my friend for a few hours. Began taking Zicam that night.
Day 6 (today) - tickling feeling has gone down even more, coughing with phlegm now. Both of my nostrils are fairly plugged up, I blow my nose maybe every half hour - a lot of mucus comes out, it is all clear. Still taking Zicam, had another orange smoothie and CN soup.
I have been getting a fairly good amount of sleep every night.
How much longer do you think my cold will last? Is it getting better, or worse?