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1

The common cold is is VIRAL infection of the upper respiratory tract. There are over 200 viruses with the majority caused by _____.

rhinovirus

2

When a common cold virus replicates and infection spreads to other cells, the peak viral concentration occurs _____.

2-4 days after initial inoculation

3

The primary mode of transmission for the common cold is _____. Examples are handshakes, door knobs, and telephones.

self inoculation of the nasal mucosa or conjunctiva after contact with the viral-laden secretions

4

The secondary mode of transmission is ____. Examples are coughing and sneezing.

indirect droplet spread

5

What 3 things can increase susceptibility to colds?

smoking
chronic stress
population density

6

What is one of the main preventions of the common cold?

proper hand washing (soap and hand sanitizers)

7

Sore throat is a differentiated symptom of _____.

common colds

8

Itchy nose, throat and eyes are differentiated symptom of _____.

Allergic Rhinitis

9

Symptoms lasting as long as someone is exposed to the allergen is a differentiated symptom of _____.

Allergic Rhinitis

10

Facial pain is a differentiated symptom of _____.

sinusitis

11

Tenderness over the sinus is a differentiated symptom of _____.

Sinusitis

12

No cough or sore throat is a differentiated symptom of _____.

sinusitis

13

Requiring an antibiotic is a differentiated symptom of _____.

sinusitis

14

If someone has the flu, symptoms of fever are _____.

102-104 F (3-4 days)

15

If someone has the cold, symptoms of fever are ___.

rare (usually low grade)

16

If someone has the flu, symptoms of fatigue/weakness are ____.

up to 2-3 weeks

17

If someone has the cold, symptoms of fatigue/weakness are ____.

slight

18

If someone has the flu, symptoms of sneezing/stuffiness are ____.

sometimes

19

If someone has the flu, symptoms of sore throat are ____.

sometimes

20

If someone has the cold, symptoms of sneezing/stuffiness are ____.

common

21

If someone has the cold, symptoms of sore throat are ____.

common

22

An important exclusion for self-treatment of the common cold include ______ during self-treatment.

worsening of symptoms or development of additional symptoms

23

An important exclusion for self-treatment of the common cold include children ______ of age.

less than 2

(you can give acetaminophen to children less than 2 only for fevers, but never for colds or coughs)