Common cold is just not so common andshould be prevented.
What is a common cold and what causes it?Self limited contagious illnessViral upper respiratory tract infectionSymptoms : cough, sore throat, nasal congestion, runny nose, & sneezing.
How is the common cold transmitted?Direct contactInhaling the airborne virus
If common cold is prevented..May cause some serious complications: Change in alertness, Chest pain, Deep and wet chest cough, unresponsiveness, pneumonia, and acute bronchitis.May even lead to surgery
Become like the famous disease, SARS.Most common cause of absenteeism
Easy and not so expensive ways to prevent it. Cover your mouth as soon as you sneeze. Get vaccines to prevent it Frequent hand washing is also extremely important.
Allow rest, drink plenty of fluids. Avoid sharing utensils. Take lots of vitamin C
Serious complications will occur.Acute bacterial sinusitis may have developed.-Causes are: Pneumococcus, Hemophilus influenza, and Moraxella
ACTION:Be responsible, try to be vaccinated. Take lots of vitamin C, lots of water and regular physical activity. Avoid smoking as it does nothing to your lungs against the disease. Clean your body properly.
Sources: Doerr, Steven. How do you prevent the common cold? January 18, 2011. March 17, 2012<http:// www.medicinenet.com/common_cold/page4.ht m#prevent>. McDonough, Brian. Common Cold. January 8, 2012. March 17, 2012 <http://www.localhealth.com/article/common- cold>. Voice And Speech. March 17, 2012 <http://www.oldandsold.com/articles35/commo n-cold-17.shtml>.