Common cauld

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Common cauld
Synonyms acute viral nasopharyngitis, nasopharyngitis, viral rhinitis, rhinopharyngitis, acute coryza, heid cauld[1]
A representation o the molecular surface o ane variant o human rhinovirus.
Clessification an freemit resoorces
Specialty Infectious disease
ICD-10 J00
ICD-9-CM 460
DiseasesDB 31088
MedlinePlus 000678
eMedicine med/2339
Patient UK Common cauld
MeSH D003139

Common cauld, an aa kent simply as a cauld, is a viral infectious disease o the upper respiratory tract that primarily affects the neb.[2] The throat, sinuses, an vyce box mey an aa be affectit.[3] Signs an symptoms mey begin less nor twa days follaein exposur.[3] They include couchin, sore throat, runny neb, sneezin, heidache, an fiver.[4][5] People usually recover in seven to ten days.[4] Some symptoms mey last up tae three weeks.[6] In thae wi ither heal problems, pneumonia mey occasionally develop.[4]

Well ower 200 virus strains are implicatit in the cause o the common cauld; the rhinoviruses are the maist common.[7] Thay spread throu the air during close contact wi infectit fowk an indirectly throu contact wi objects in the environs follaed bi transfer tae the mooth or neb.[4] Risk factors include gangin tae daycare, nae sleepin well, an psychological stress.[3] Symptoms are maistly due tae the bouk's immune response tae the infection rather nor tae tissue destruction bi the viruses themsels.[8] Fowk wi influenza eften shaw seemilar symptoms as fowk wi a cauld, tho symptoms are uisually mair severe in the umwhile.[3] Influenza is less likely tae result in a rinnie neb.[9]

Thare is na vaccine for the common cauld. The primar methods o prevention are haund washin; nae touchin the een, neb or mooth wi unwashed haunds; an stayin away frae other sick fowk.[4] Some evidence supports the uise o face masks.[10] Na cure for the common cauld exeests, but the symptoms can be treatit.[4] Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory droogs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen mey help wi pain.[11] Antibiotics should nae be uised.[12] Evidence disna support a benefit frae couch medicins.[3]

The common cauld is the maist frequent infectious disease in humans.[13] The average adult gets twa tae fower caulds a year, while the average bairn mey get sax tae aicht.[14] Thay occur mair commonly during the winter.[4] Thir infections hae been wi humanity syne auncient times.[15]

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  8. Eccles p. 112
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  10. Eccles p. 209
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  13. Eccles p. 1
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