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Cold

Also called: Common Cold, Head Cold

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So sorry to hear you're going through this! Congestion in the ears is not only annoying, it can become painful if it doesn't clear up quickly...
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It has been said that "Colds last a week if you treat them, and seven days if you leave them alone." Most healthy immune systems will cure...
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The common cold is a group of symptoms in the upper respiratory tract caused by a large number of different viruses. Although more than 200 viruses...
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The rhinovirus (or other cold virus) enters your body through your nose or mouth and is easily spread when you touch someone or touch common objects...
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Most cold medicines are pregnancy category B, meaning there is no good proof that they are safe, and no good proof that they’re not. Certain cold...
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There is no cure for the common cold. The common cold is a self-limited illness that will resolve spontaneously with time. Home remedies and...
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Many people confuse the common cold with influenza (the flu). Influenza is caused by the influenza virus, while the common cold generally is not...
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The common cold is a self-limited contagious illness that can be caused by a number of different types of viruses. The common cold is medically...
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Though the common cold usually occurs in the fall and winter months, the cold weather itself does not cause the common cold. Rather, it is thought...
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Generally, the common cold can be treated at home and managed with over-the-counter medications. However, if you develop more severe symptoms such as...
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No. Antibiotics play no role in treating the common cold. Antibiotics are effective only against illnesses caused by bacteria, and colds are caused...
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The most important measure to prevent the common cold is to avoid infected individuals. Frequent hand washing is also extremely important, as this...
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The symptoms of the common cold typically begin two to three days after acquiring the infection (incubation period). Symptoms and signs of the common...
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The common cold is spread either by direct contact with infected secretions from contaminated surfaces or by inhaling the airborne virus after...
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A child of his age can get 6-9 viral infections per year on the average. If each one lasts a week or two, it can seem that he is sick all of the time...
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