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Common Cold

Common-Cold

  

How do I relieve my symptoms of stuffy, blocked and runny nose? How do I stop this sneezing? How am I going to finish my work today? Questions hovering on your mind when suffering with annoying cold!

Sneezing, scratchy throat, runny nose—as you know are the first signs of cold, probably the most common illness known that can be caused by more than 200 viruses; highly common one being rhinovirus causing approximately 30% – 35% of all adult colds. Common cold is medically referred to as a viral upper respiratory tract infection. It varies in its manifestation, depending upon the areas involved, the intensity of infection or inflammation. Although common cold is usually mild with symptoms lasting for 1 to 2 weeks, it is a leading cause for doctor visits and school or work absenteeism. According to the Center for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC), 22 million school days are lost annually due to the common cold.

The common belongs to one of the two groups-The Rhinoviruses and the Corona viruses. The majority cold are occurs by inhalation of virus-containing droplets that have been sneezed or coughed into atmosphere or by rubbing the eyes or nose with fingers that have picked up a virus by hand-to hand contact or by handling contaminated objects such as a hand towels.

Almost everyone intermittently get a cold. The occurrence is highest and more prevalent is highest among the school children’s (who have as many as 10 cold every year) and declines with increasing age. On an average a young adult has two to three colds per years while an elderly person has one or nothing at all.

The major cause for that is children’s at school were exposed to a host of different viruses to which they have not becomes immune and which they transfer among the other children’s.

Common Cold is a viral infection that causes the inflammation of the mucous membranes lining of the nose and throat which causes a stuffy, runny nose and occasionally also a painful throat, headache and other viral infestation. Roughly two hundred kinds of viruses more or less similar in effects are known to be responsible for cold.