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06 June 2010

CORYZA, COMMON COLDS, ACUTE VIRAL RHINITIS

CORYZA
Aka. Common Colds, Acute Viral Rhinitis
Viral infection of the lining of the nose, sinuses, throat and large airways
Produces coryza (profuse discharge form nostrils)

Causative Agent:
Adenovirus & Rhinovirus

Modes of Transmission:
droplet infection
direct contact

Signs and Symptoms:
Preceded by feeling of burning & irritation in the nasopharynx
Frequent sneezing, copious nasal discharge, teary eyes
Diminished sense of taste, smell, hearing
Cough, headache, malaise (tiredness)
Later, nasal discharge become purulent

Nursing Care:
Rest
Increase fluid intake
Well balanced nutrition diet
Warm saline gargle
Cover nose and mouth when coughing, sneezing

Prevention:
Avoid MOT
Frequent handwashing
Proper disposal of oral and nasal discharges
Disinfect eating and drinking utensils
Avoid crowded places and contact with infected individuals

Treatment:
Symptomatic
Vitamin C intake
Increase fluids

Complication:
Children – otitis media, bronchopneumonia
Adult – sinusitis

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