Common Cold

The common cold refers to any number of viral infections of the nose and throat. Typical symptoms are all too well-known: cough, runny nose, blocked nose, fever, sore throat, and other symptoms. Fortunately, most cases of the common cold are harmless, but it is still prudent to watch for ...

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Introduction: Common Cold

Sore throat and runny nose are usually the first signs of a cold, followed by coughing and sneezing. Most people recover in 7-10 days or so. You can help reduce your risk of getting a cold by washing your ...1

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Symptoms of Common Cold

Common Cold

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Complications: Common Cold

Some of the more severe possible complications of a common cold include:

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Complications of Common Cold

Sinus infection middle ear infection, asthma ...Source: NIH News in Health (NIH)3 ...

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Causes of Common Cold

Cold symptoms can be caused by more than 200 different viruses. Each can bring the sneezing, scratchy throat and runny nose that can be the first signs of a cold. The colds we catch in winter are usually triggered by ...4

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Causes List for Common Cold

Some possible causes of Common Cold or similar disorders may include:5

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Types of Common Cold

There are over 200 different viruses that can cause colds. ...Source: New Zealand Health6 ...

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Diagnosis of Common Cold

Acute bronchitis is diagnosed based on the signs and symptoms a patient has when they visit their healthcare professional. ...Source: CDC7 ...

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Genetics of Common Cold

Consider the common cold virus, for example. Anyone who comes in contact with the virus could become infected. However, some people have a genetic predisposition that makes them more likely to get sick. If you know this ahead of time ...8

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Risk Factors for Common Cold

Risk Factors: There are many things that can increase your risk for acute bronchitis, including:

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Misdiagnosis: Common Cold

Undiagnosed: The symptoms of common cold are all too well-known to doctors and parents. A common cold is rarely undiagnosed! Other Respiratory Diseases: Occasionally, the condition might actually be a different form of respiratory infection, rather than a common ...

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Treatments: Common Cold

To treat colds or flu, get plenty of rest and drink lots of fluids. If you have the flu, pain relievers such as aspirin, acetaminophen, or ibuprofen can reduce fever or aches. Allergies can be treated with antihistamines or decongestants ...9

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Prevention of Common Cold

  • Wash your hands often.
  • Avoid close contact with anyone who has a cold.

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  1. Source: CDC Features: features/ rhinoviruses/ 
  2. Source: NIH News in Health (NIH): issue/ oct2014/ feature2
  3. ibid.
  4. Source: NIH News in Health (NIH): issue/ jun2012/ feature2
  5. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  6. Source: New Zealand Health: your-health/ conditions-and-treatments/ diseases-and-illnesses/ colds
  7. Source: CDC: getsmart/ community/ for-patients/ common-illnesses/ bronchitis.html
  8. Source: NIH News in Health (NIH): 2006/ February/ docs/ 01features_01.htm
  9. Source: NIH News in Health (NIH): issue/ oct2014/ feature2
  10. ibid.

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