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What sort of disease is a common cold?

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Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Usually self limited

Usually viral and self limited, but contagious.

In brief: Usually self limited

Usually viral and self limited, but contagious.
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Virus

Common colds are caused by upper respiratory viral infections.

In brief: Virus

Common colds are caused by upper respiratory viral infections.
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