COMMON COLD
Description


 
  Symptoms
Body - ache Body - discomfort Chills
Cough Ear - ache Eyes - itching
Eyes - watery Fatigue / exhaustion Fever
Head - ache Muscles - aching Nose - blocked
Nose - itching Nose - runny Smell - loss
Sneezing Taste - loss Throat - itching
Throat - sore Voice - hoarse Weakness
  Description
Caused by a virus that inflames the membranes in the lining of the nose and throat, colds can be the result of more than 200 different viruses. However, the rhinoviruses, hidden in invisible droplets of the air we breathe or on things we touch, cause the majority of colds.

A cold and the flu are two different illnesses. A cold is relatively harmless and usually clears up by itself after a period of time.

People are most contagious for the first 2 to 3 days of a cold, and usually not contagious at all after ten days.
  Diagnosis
Common cold is usually diagnosed based on visible symptoms like sneezing or runny nose. However, a doctor may recommend some tests in order to rule out other diseases or avoid further complications.
  More information:
Common Cold Treatment
Common Cold Healthcare Centers
 

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