For the villain character in Codename: Kids Next Door, see Common Cold (Codename: Kids Next Door). Acute nasopharyngitis, often known as the common cold, is a mild viral infectious disease of the upper respiratory system (nose and throat). Symptoms include sneezing, sniffling, nasal congestion; scratchy, sore, or phlegmy throat; coughing; headache; and tiredness. Colds typically last three to five days, with residual coughing lasting up to three weeks. As its name suggests, it is the most ...
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Colds and Flu During Pregnancy
... Why are pregnant women more prone to colds and flu? The immune system is lowered slightly during pregnancy in order to stop a pregnant woman’s body from rejecting the unborn baby. Pregnant women may b...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Colds
... According to the National Institutes of Health, Americans suffer more than 1 billion colds a year. Young children get more colds than adults because of their close contact with other children. Germs a...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Overview
... A common cold is an infection of your upper respiratory tract. It''s relatively harmless — but it sure doesn''t feel that way when you have one. If it''s not a runny nose, sore throat and a coug...
Source: MayoClinic

The Common Cold
... Sneezing, scratchy throat, runny nose-everyone knows the first signs of a cold, probably the most common illness known. Although the common cold is usually mild, with symptoms lasting 1 to 2 weeks, it...
Source: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

   

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