Let me see, I had a horrific cold 3 weeks ago, another 2 weeks ago, and I am currently with a head cold or the flu.
Who cares, I am getting good at fighting them with my old standby: lots of fluids, rest and eat light and sleep or rest when I am feverish (take an aspirin).
Other symptoms are a cough in the throat which tries to get in my chest. Same as above but with no showers to avoid chills, and stay well dressed (overdress to avoid chills). Try to gargle with salt and water as often as possible (twice a day), always stay hydrated, avoid stimulants or depressants (coffee and alcohol).
Take it easy.