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  Common Cold Information - Causes Of Common Cold - Common Cold Symptoms
Common cold is a problem that is faced by almost everyone and not once but many times in a year.
Some causes of common cold are psychological stress, allergic disorders, menstrual cycles and person-to-person infection etc. Common cold symptoms consist of soreness of throat, nose blocking, sneezing, headache, pains in the body and rise in temperature.
Cold is basically a problem that starts in the nose and throat, but gradually tends to affect the whole body.
www.iloveindia.com /home-remedies/symptoms-cold.html   (226 words)

  The Common Cold
Although the common cold is usually mild, with symptoms lasting a week or less, it is a leading cause of doctor visits and of school and job absenteeism.
Colds are most prevalent among children, and seem to be related to youngsters' relative lack of resistance to infection and to contacts with other children in day-care centers and schools.
The relative importance of various viruses in pediatric colds, however, is unclear because of the difficulty in isolating the precise cause of symptoms in studies of children with colds.
www.kidsource.com /health/the.common.cold.html   (1969 words)

 Common Cold   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Common cold infections are so prevalent that very few human beings can escape infection each year and some may suffer multiple infections in a given year.
The symptoms of the common cold are caused by two hundred different viruses but the Rhino virus is the most common viral agent.
Secondly, common colds may be associated with exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases such as emphysema or asthma.
www.med.usf.edu /FAMILY/Health_Education_Projects/cold-htran.htm   (814 words)

 Common Cold
Most colds are caused by rhinoviruses (the name comes from "rhin," the Greek word for nose) that are in invisible droplets in the air we breathe or on things we touch.
The first symptoms of a cold are often a tickle in the throat, a runny or stuffy nose, and sneezing.
Colds are most contagious during the first 2 to 4 days after symptoms appear, and may be contagious for up to 3 weeks.
kidshealth.org /parent/infections/bacterial_viral/cold.html   (1398 words)

 Common Cold   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Common cold symptoms are triggered by germs or virus when attaches itself to the lining of the nasal passages or throat.
Colds are not usually dangerous, except in newborns and with those with suppress immune system (may have to seek your health care provider if you are having difficulty breathing and or you have a high temperature (can be bacterial).
Common cold is usually cause by a virus which has to run it's course, there is no cure for the common cold.
www.med-help.net /CommonCold.html   (281 words)

 OHSU Health - Common Cold   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The common cold is one of the most prevalent illnesses, leading to more doctor visits and absences from school and work than any other illness every year.
A cold is relatively harmless and usually clears up by itself after a period of time, although sometimes it may lead to a secondary infection, such as an ear infection.
When a cold is accompanied by high fever, sinus pain, significantly swollen glands, or a mucus-producing cough, a complication may be present that requires additional treatment.
www.ohsuhealth.com /htaz/respire/upper/common_cold.cfm   (1029 words)

 The Common Cold: Online References For Health Concerns
The common cold is caused by a viral infection of the upper respiratory tract.
The common cold is spread by tiny particles that remain in the air until they are inhaled, by direct contact with an infected person, or by larger airborne droplets that are launched a few feet by breathing, coughing, or sneezing.
The common cold is diagnosed by its symptoms.
www.lef.org /protocols/prtcl-036.shtml   (2720 words)

 HON Mother & Child Glossary, Viral Infections in Childhood: The Common Cold
RSV is the most common cause of bronchitis and pneumonia in infants up to one year of age.
A child with a cold generally sneezes, has a stuffy or runny nose and sometimes a mild fever and may also feel sick or vomit, have diarrhoea, or complain of body aches.
The cold should pass after a week or so of its own accord but if it does not, this may indicate complications which merit a visit to the doctor.
www.hon.ch /Dossier/MotherChild/child_virus/common_cold.html   (201 words)

 Common Cold - Medical and health information on the common cold and flu
The common cold, also known as a viral upper respiratory tract infection, is a contagious illness that can be caused by a number of different types of viruses.
Symptoms of a common cold include nasal stuffiness and drainage, sore throat, hoarseness, cough, and perhaps a fever and headache.
While common sense would suggest that coughing and sneezing spread the common cold, these are actually very poor mechanisms for spreading a cold.
www.medicinenet.com /common_cold/article.htm   (482 words)

 Common cold
A common cold is an infection of your upper respiratory tract.
In general, children are sicker with a common cold than adults are and often develop complications such as ear infections.
In adults or children, a common cold that doesn't resolve may lead to sinusitis — inflammation and infection of the sinuses.
www.cnn.com /HEALTH/library/DS/00056.html   (1790 words)

 Common cold   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The common cold is a viral infection of the upper respiratory system, including the nose, throat, sinuses, eustachian tubes, trachea, larynx, and bronchial tubes.
Colds, sometimes called rhinovirus or coronavirus infections, are the most common illness to strike any part of the body.
Although most colds resolve on their own without complications, they are a leading cause of visits to the doctor and of time lost from work and school.
www.healthatoz.com /healthatoz/Atoz/ency/common_cold.jsp   (2198 words)

 Common cold - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A cold may be composed of several million viral particles, and typically within a few days, the body begins mass producing a better tailored antibody that can prevent the virus from infecting cells, as well as white blood cells which destroy the virus through phagocytosis and destroy infected cells to prevent further viral replication.
Colds were known in ancient Egypt; there were hieroglyphs representing the cough and the common cold.
If cold weather were directly linked to the spread of the common cold, then it could possibly be demonstrated by comparing the infection rates of people who live in colder climates (such as Iceland or Greenland) with people who live in warmer climates (such as countries close to the equator).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Common_cold   (4117 words)

 Common Cold - DrGreene.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The common cold is our name for a specific constellation of symptoms, a pattern of illness that can be caused by a variety of different viruses.
You can catch a cold by inhaling the virus if you are sitting close to someone who sneezes, or by touching your nose, eyes, or mouth after you have touched something contaminated by infected nasal secretions.
Colds can be spread by airborne, contact, and droplet transmission, as well as by fomites.
www.drgreene.com /21_1053.html   (1406 words)

 Common Cold Cure, Prevent Colds, Flu, Common Cold Remedy
We are seeking investors to help patent and commercialize a common cold cure that works in 24 hours.
To patent and commercialize an all-natural, non-medicinal cure for the common cold.
It cures the common cold in 24 to 72 hours, if taken after the onset of full-blown symptoms (including chest and/or sinus congestion).
www.common-cold-cure.com   (294 words)

 Common Cold
The common cold is a viral infection of the upper respiratory tract, caused by one of the many contagious viruses that intrude into the nose, throat, sinuses, or ears.
Common cold diet: It gives information and guidelines to choose your sample diet to eliminate your common cold.
Common cold acupressure treatment: This section provides various acupressure points on the body to treat common cold.
www.doc20.com /disease/common-cold   (621 words)

 Cold and Flu Guidelines: The Common Cold - American Lung Association site
Colds are minor infections of the nose and throat caused by several different viruses.
A common complication is a sinus infection with a prolonged cough.
Colds are caused by a number of different viruses.
www.lungusa.org /site/pp.asp?c=dvLUK9O0E&b=35873   (1484 words)

 Common cold - WrongDiagnosis.com
Correct diagnosis of a cold usually means distinguishing between cold and the more serious flu, which is not always easy, but is important because of newer antiviral medications for the flu.
Colds are rarely dangerous to healthy children or adults; some risk to infants, elderly or at-risk groups.
Although the common cold is usually mild, with symptoms lasting one to two weeks, it is a leading cause of doctor visits and of school and job absenteeism.
www.wrongdiagnosis.com /c/cold/intro.htm   (2190 words)

 Common Cold
Cold symptoms are various combinations of a stuffy or runny nose, sneezing, sore throat, cough, headache, red eyes, swelling of lymph glands, and occasionally fever; a guide to recognising and treating a cold in young children.
A cold is caused by a virus that affects the nose and throat.
The common cold is caused by a virus and usually lasts 2 to 5 days.
www.healthinsite.gov.au /topics/Common_Cold   (470 words)

 Cardiff University - Common Cold Centre   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The common cold is caused by a viral infection of the nose and throat.
There are several groups of viruses that cause the common cold and one of the most common is the rhinovirus or 'nose' virus since rhino means nose.
The common cold is more common in cold weather than in summer but there are still plenty of colds around in summer particularly when we go on holiday.
www.cardiff.ac.uk /biosi/associates/cold/home.html   (93 words)

 Common Cold
Cold is an illness that is short in duration, usually less than two weeks, does not usually produce fever, except in children.
The common cold causes irritation and drainage in any or all of the airways including the nose, sinuses, throat, voice box, and often the bronchial tubes.
Each time a cold infection is caused by a different strain of rhino virus.
www.medindia.net /patients/patientinfo/commoncold.asp   (315 words)

 Cold (common cold)
Sneezing is caused by the irritation of the soft lining of the nose, which is characteristic of the common cold.
If the sufferer has no other diseases than the common cold, and it goes away in one to two weeks, there is no reason to see a doctor.
Since a cold is caused by a virus, antibiotics are not appropriate.
www.netdoctor.co.uk /diseases/facts/colds.htm   (566 words)

 Common Cold/Sore Throat
The coughing, aching, and sneezing that accompany the common cold are caused by a viral infection that cannot be treated with antibiotics.
The common cold is an acute (short-term) viral infection of the upper respiratory tract that may be spread through the air (by sneezing, for example) or by contact with contaminated objects.
Reduction in duration of common colds by zinc gluconate lozenges in a double-blind study.
www.pccnaturalmarkets.com /health/Concern/Common_Cold.htm   (3863 words)

 Common Cold- Index - PulmonologyChannel
The common cold is an acute viral infection of the upper respiratory tract that affects the nose, throat, sinuses, larynx, and sometimes the lungs.
The common cold is transmitted through person-to-person contact, typically when an infected person touches the eyes, mouth, or inside of the nose and spreads the virus to the hands.
The throat can be cultured with a swab to differentiate the common cold from a bacterial infection, such as strep throat.
www.pulmonologychannel.com /cold   (490 words)

 MedlinePlus: Common Cold
The primary NIH organization for research on Common Cold is the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
You can get a cold by touching your eyes or nose after you touch surfaces with cold germs on them.
There is no cure for the common cold.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/commoncold.html   (392 words)

 Women's Health Advisor 2005.4: Common Cold
The common cold is an infection of the head and chest caused by a virus.
A cold can also affect the tube that connects your middle ear and throat, and your windpipe, voice box, and airways.
Common colds are different from influenza (flu), even though both are caused by viruses.
www.med.umich.edu /1libr/wha/wha_comcold_crs.htm   (651 words)

 Alas, a Cure for the Common Cold?
Despite the hype of finding a cure for the common cold, a greater challenge might be convincing people that it is worth the price, Cooper says.
Although over-the-counter cold remedies, such as antihistamines combined with decongestants, may prove just as effective as Picovir, the over-the-counter combination may result in a temporary increase in blood pressure, Frieri says.
Down the line, though, the greatest benefit to this drug might be its ability to prevent someone from catching the common cold by preventing the cold virus from replicating in an otherwise unaffected individual, Frieri says.
www.webmd.com /content/article/31/1728_75559.htm   (749 words)

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