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Description of Common cold symptoms

DescriptionAccording to dictionary definition  Common cold is one of the most common infections that can occur. It is also known as nasopharyngitis and coryza, the infection is viral in origin and is caused by corona viruses and rhinoviruses. It is an infection of the upper respiratory tract and is characterized by fever, runny nose, sore throat, and cough. The common cold is a self-limiting condition and can last anywhere between 5 and 10 days.  Signs and SymptomsAccording to dictionary definition  The first symptom of common cold is a sore throat. However, it is followed by other symptoms such as:1. Fever2. Cough3. Sore throat4. A runny nose and nasal congestion5. Loss of appetite6. Muscle pain7. Fatigue8. HeadachesThe cold occurs within 2 to 3 days after coming in contact with the virus. In children, fever is a common feature.  Causes and Risk FactorsAccording to dictionary definition  1. Common cold is caused by infection of rhinovirus (virus that resides in the nasal passage of the humans). It can also be caused by coronavirus and adenovirus.2. Commonly spread via contact such as hand to hand contact and by fomites.3. Change of weather4. Inhalation of small suspended particles in the air  Prevention and TreatmentAccording to dictionary definition  1. It is best to avoid close contact with the infected person2. Wash your hands frequently3. No medication is recommended as such4. Try zinc supplements5. Increase intake of vitamin C rich foods and fruits6. In severe cases, the doctor may advice antibiotics



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