Common colds, also referred medically as rhinitis or acute coryza, is an upper respiratory tract infection that is characterized by a runny nose which may be also stuffy and post-nasal drip. The common cold results from inflammation of the mucous membrane around the nasal cavity producing thin mucous. This may later cause a development of secondary bacterial infections. Common colds are classified into two types, allergic and nonallergic.
|Drug name||Generic Name||Coupon|
|Decongestants - Pseudoephedrine, Triaminic, Afrin, Duramist Plus, Sodium Chloride Nasal Drips|
|Cough suppressants - Robitussin Cough, Triaminic Cold and Cough, Vicks 44 Cough and Cold|
|Cough expectorants - Guaifenesin|
|Antihistamines - Cetirizine, Chlorpheniramine, Dimetane, Tavist, Doxylamine, Loratadine , Diphenhydramine|
|Analgesics - Acetaminophen, Aspirin, Naproxen sodium, Ibuprofen|
Symptoms surrounding common cold may vary from nasal congestion to very complex ones. Below you will find a list of the symptoms associated with common cold. You may experience some these symptoms or most of them whenever you suffer a common cold. Note that there may be more common cold symptoms than listed here.
Common colds are mainly caused by either an exposure to an allergen or a substance or viruses with the former being the most common. Common colds are also contagious and can easily be spread through droplets to a susceptible host. Below you will find some of the causes of a common cold. Causes of allergic rhinitis
Causes of non-allergic rhinitis
Typically, common colds are self-diagnosed. This is because they are usually not very serious and do not require a doctor's visit. If you are experiencing any of the common symptoms of a cold, it is usually safe to assume that you have a cold. If your cold symptoms last longer than 7-10 days, it is suggested that you visit a doctor for further diagnosis. Below you will find some of the symptoms associated with cold diagnosis.
Common colds usually dissipate on their own in time. However, there are certain treatments that may minimize symptoms or shorten the length of a cold. Below are the guidelines used in the management of common colds: Allergic Rhinitis Environmental management
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