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how does the common cold affect the respiratory system

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aileen Caceres
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes it can: The most common cause of colds are viruses. These can in turn become bacterial infections that can affect the upper respiratory system. Signs to look ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katharine Garnier
32 years experience Family Medicine
The same: Some people call an upper respiratory infection a cold, both are usually caused by a virus and treating the symptoms is all that is necessary while yo ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
Same thing.: "catch a cold" is the same as " get an upper respiratory infection, " so the answer is yes.
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Recheck: It may cause a change in blood glucose levels which can be then reflected in test results. I would recommend a recheck two weeks after you recover.
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Neither,need tests: One visit to ER is not enough to diagnose ' ileitis ' . See you family doctor or gastroenterologist for further investigation , to make sure you do n ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Blocked ear: Quite common. Do not worry about it. The infection can take a week to ten days to clear. Good luck and hang in there. See my other answer to this ques ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Restate question: I am not sure what you are asking- please resubmit .
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Can be : all of the above, what you are describing sounds like a viral disease, which can be a cold, flu or upper respiratory infection, with all the symptoms ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
There are over a: 100 viruses that can cause URI's.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Christophel
16 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
It depends: On how long you have had it and how serious it is. If minor symptoms, consider reading the link below for some advice. http://summaries.cochrane.org/ ... Read More
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