September 23, 2018
Sequence of cold: feverish > sore throat > sneezing + coughing > runny nose > phlegm > back to normal
“Cold symptoms can be different for everyone, but they typically appear about one to three days after exposure to a cold-causing virus, peak around day four, and taper off around day seven.” [Source]
Days 1 and 2: Fatigue, Sneezing, and Sore Throat
Days 3 to 5: Nasal Symptoms and Cough
Days 6 and 7: Symptoms Ease
See also the stages described here.
Days 1-2: not many symptoms
Days 2-3: fatigue/ soreness
Days 3-4: Runny nose
Days 4-6: Congestion easing up.