Cold - Symptoms, Causes and Prevention

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Summary about Cold

The common cold or simply the cold is a viral infection of the upper respiratory tract. It mainly affects the nose, throat, sinuses, and larynx.

Causes:

More than 200 viral strains are found responsible for causing cold in humans. Rhinoviruses are the most common among all 200 strains.

Symptoms:

The major symptoms of this infection may include

  • coughing
  • sore throat
  • , runny nose
  • Sneezing
  • Headache
  • fever

Treatment:

There is no vaccine available for the common cold. Some preventions like hand washing, avoid touching the eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands and stay away from infected people may help to avoid getting an infection. But if you have infection some anti-inflammatory drugs may be recommended.

To consult best ENT specialist in Lahore visit Marham as only they can treat this condition well.

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