Common Cold

About- The common cold is a viral infection of the nose and throat (upper respiratory tract).

Symptoms-
 Body aches 
 Cough
 Headache
 Loss of taste and smell
 Low-grade fever
 Malaise
 Nasal Congestion
 Runny or stuffy nose
 Sneezing
 Sore throat
 Watery eyes
 
Causes-
Although many types of viruses can cause a common cold, rhinoviruses are the most common reason to develop this disease. Other viruses are coronavirus, adenovirus, respiratory syncytial virus, and parainfluenza virus

Risk factors
 Children younger than six
 Contact with infected persons
 Smoking
 Weakened immune system
 
Complications
 Acute sinusitis
 Asthma
 Bronchiolitis 
 Croup
 Otitis media
 Pneumonia
 Strep throat (streptococcal pharyngitis)

Specialists to Visit -
 Infectious disease
 Paediatrician
 General Physician

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References-
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.healthline.com
https://www.medicinenet.com
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com
https://www.webmd.com
https://www.nhs.uk

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