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How does rhinovirus affect your body

A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Common cold: Rhinovirus attacks the cells in the upper respiratory system and causes the common cold. It is typically not severe or life threatening.

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Rhino = nose: "rhino" is a suffix for nose. Rhinovriuses are cold viruses that affect only the upper respiratory tract.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Kim
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Typical cold: Rhinovirus is the virus that causes the common cold.
A member asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
That is: an impossible question to answer because there is no way to quantify the minimum viral particles necessary for infection. In any case, since host fac ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Droplets or contact: It can spread through direct contact, or droplets spread via cough/sneezing etc. Cover your cough/sneeze and use hand sanitizer to reduce transmissi ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pratip Nag
17 years experience Pediatrics
They bind receptors: On cells that line the nose, mouth and then invade the cells, replicate in them and them burst them to release more viruses. These new viruses repeat ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Good question: The virus attaches to receptors on the walls of cells in the lining of our airways. It is taken into the cell and causes the cell to release a variet ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
No: No, there isn't. Even if there were, it wouldn't be of much use. It would tell you what you already know: that you have a cold. And since rhinoviru ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Usually: You have an infection.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
If immunosupressed: Rhinovirus ("rhino-" = nose) strains are the most common cause of the common cold, but in people who are severely immunocompromised (notably bone marr ... Read More

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