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
Pediatrician
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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