head cold


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a·cute rhi·ni·tis

an acute inflammation of the mucous membrane of the nose, marked by sneezing, lacrimation, and a profuse secretion of watery mucus; usually associated with infection by one of the common cold viruses of acute allergic rhinitis.

head cold

n.
A common cold mainly affecting the mucous membranes of the nasal passages, characterized by congestion, headache, and sneezing.

head cold

(hed kōld)
An upper respiratory viral infection characterized by rhinitis, headache, and cough.

Patient discussion about head cold

Q. Common cold but dreadful. I am suffering from a dreadful common cold. As I write: believe me, I long to have done with it. I am not enjoying it in the least. I fear however that I am already too old to see the day when the common cold becomes history. I tried the simple first aid tablets but no use. Could you use this session to help me out?

A. chicken soup :) the best cure!
you can try fresh ginger tea - it really make it easier..opens up the sinuses, drys up the mucous.

Q. My 5 years boy is coughing for 2 weeks. What can be the problem? 5 years boy is coughing for 2 weeks. In the beginning he had a simple cold, a runny nose and fever but after 3 days those symptoms were gone and now he just the this irritating cough. What can be the problem?

A. Residual cough can be a normal varient of the common cold but it can also be a sign for a more complicated disease. to distinguish between those situations you need to tell us if your boy has shortness of breath and fever or not. if not, its probably a residual part of the cold but if he does, maybe he didn't have a common cold but something more serious like pneumonia.

Q. what is the best way to treat cold ?

A. Treat it's symptoms. Since the common cold is caused mainly by viruses, and is usually a self-limiting disease, there's usually no role for specific treatment. Analgesics, antipyretics and anticongestants usually do the job. Some of these are OTC and some require prescription. Remember to consult a doctor before taking any drug.

And of course the best treatment is prevention: wash your hands after touching coming in contact with sick person, before touching your eyes, eating, after sneezing or coughing etc.

You may read more here:http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/commoncold.html

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