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    The common cold is a respiratory illness caused primarily by rhinoviruses and coronaviruses. The symptoms include sneezing, coughing, malaise, sore throat, ear pain, and nasal discharge. Common colds occur mostly during the late fall, winter and early spring and average on length of one week. On average adults get two to four colds per year and children get six to eight. The common cold is treated with a combination of decongestants, antihistamines, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, adequate fluid intake, and bed rest. There are also more natural cold remedies such as honey, lemon, zinc, and vitamin C. These herbal and mineral remedies have not been strongly supported by scientific studies though. The cold can be prevented by frequent hand…

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    The Common Cold

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    The common cold is a common viral infection of the nose and throat. It has more than 3 million US cases per year. It spreads easily, is self-treatable, is self-diagnosable, lab tests and imaging are not required, and is short term, so it almost always goes away within days to weeks. Although more than 100 viruses can cause a common cold, there are two main ones. They are the Rhinovirus, which is most active in early fall, spring, and summer. It causes 10-40% of colds. The second one is the…

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    Common Cold Disease

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    People in the Untied States today are conformed to the process of automatically receiving antibiotic every time they visit the doctor for a common cold issue. Sadly, these people fail to realize that the common cold is a viral infectious disease of the upper respiratory tract that is usually harmless. The use of antibiotics is use to treat bacterial infections and will not have any benefit for Jane’s current condition with a viral infection. 1. I would disclose to Jane that her doctor would…

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    Common Cold Case Study

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    Paige’s symptoms are quite consistent with the symptoms of Common Cold. She was feeling generally unwell and tired, while also battling with a runny nose and a quite serious cough . Azithromycin works by inhibiting bacteria from synthesizing the proteins that are necessary for their survival. It does this by binding to the bacterial ribosome’s 50S subunit, which in turn leads to the bacteria being limited and unable to grow and multiply. As a result, the bacteria die. The microbes affected by…

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    Whooping Cough Essay

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    of a common cold too short periods of apnea and in extreme cases death. Pertussis is a highly contagious disease that can affect anyone but is more common in children and in infants. Although this disease is preventable and treatable it is currently and continually on the rise. The whooping cough is caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis. B. pertussis is a small, aerobic, gram-negative coccobacillus (U.S. Pharmacist, 2015, p.50). The pertussis toxin, as well as other antigenic…

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    “To Build a Fire” “Pride is spiritual cancer: it eats up every possibility of love, contentment, or even common sense” –C.S. Lewis. In the story, “To Build a Fire,” a man displays a lot of pride in his abilities to survive the severe cold climate across the Yukon wilderness. With this sense of arrogance, the man seems to do everything in his will throughout the journey to successfully master the inclement weather in which ultimately was a fatal mistake before the man even began the travel.…

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    Essay On Tongue Cancer

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    Tongue cancer is a very common cancer that plagues people daily. It is a form of oral cancer that forms in the front two-thirds of the mouth. It usually develops in the squamous cells of the mouth. Around forty- three- thousand people in the U.S alone are affected by this type of cancer just this year. It kills roughly one person per hour, which is twenty-four in one day alone. This cancer causes a lot of deaths and a little more than half of the people with this cancer will die in the next five…

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    It often comes in the middle of the night. Your child may go to sleep feeling okay but can wake up gasping for breaths. What is Croup? Croup is a viral infection of the voice box and windpipe associated with signs of a respiratory infection, such as a runny nose, cough and low grade fever. Most cases of croup are caused by viruses, usually parainfluenza virus transmitted by airborne droplets from an infected child 's cough. It 's also a very common ailment of childhood. Croup is a cough that…

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    Congestion It’s the time of the year again when our nose is exposed to cold and starts to run, our chest are so congested and nothing feels good. In short, congestion season is here. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nasal_congestion Nasal congestion is caused by many factors, but its effects range from a simple irritation to older children and adults to a life-endangerment condition for infants, like • Can obstruct our hearing and speech. • Can interfere with sleep by causing snoring. • Can…

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    Essay On Influenza Virus

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    Influenza Virus The flu is one of the most common diseases in the world. The cause of it is the influenza “flu” virus. The viruses’ structure plays a big part in how it spreads. It affects systems in the body and causes them to malfunction. When the systems malfunction, it causes flu-related symptoms. The flu is often confused with the common cold, but it’s much more deadly and, in some cases, can even be fatal. The influenza virus affects the respiratory, immune, and digestive systems. The…

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