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Ascorbic acid (vitamin c, sodium ascorbate)
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OTC
Home Remedy
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completely cured
significant improvement
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Helps with prevention
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ESSENTIAL RESEARCH
Social ties and susceptibility to the common cold.
More diverse social networks were associated with greater resistance to upper respiratory illness.
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Cough
100% reported this symptom
Coughing is a reflex that keeps your throat and airways clear. Although it can be annoying, coughing helps your body heal or protect itself.
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TREATMENT
Trying treatment Rest
Ascorbic acid made no difference
Trying treatment Multivitamin supplements
SYMPTOM
Fatigue marked as moderate
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CLINICAL TRIALRecruiting
Efficacy and Safety of Susu Zhike Granules for Treating Acute Cough Due to Common Cold With Cold-cough Syndrome in Children
7 Locations
All genders
Phase 2
This protocol is designed with the aim of exploring the efficacy of Susu on shortening duration and reducing severity of cough, and observe the safety used in children.
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Respiratory viruses and exacerbations of asthma in adults.
These findings show that asthma symptoms and reductions in peak flow are often associated with colds and respiratory viruses; respiratory virus infections commonly cause or are associated with exacerbations of asthma in adults.
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Psychological stress and susceptibility to the common cold.
Psychological stress was associated in a dose-response manner with an increased risk of acute infectious respiratory illness, and this risk was attributable to increased rates of infection rather than to an increased frequency of symptoms after infection.
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Salt water gargle
Helps a sore throat
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Home Remedy
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completely cured
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worse than before
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Stuffy nose
100% reported this symptom
Congestion of the nose by nasal discharge or mucus
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Antibiotic prescribing for adults with colds, upper respiratory tract infections, and bronchitis by ambulatory care physicians.
Although antibiotics have little or no benefit for colds, upper respiratory tract infections, or bronchitis, these conditions account for a sizable proportion of total antibiotic prescriptions for adults by office-based physicians in the United States. Overuse of antibiotics is widespread across geographical areas, medical specialties, and payment sources. Therefore, effective strategies for changing prescribing behavior for these conditions will need to be broad based.
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CLINICAL TRIALCompleted
Elaboration of Patient-friendly Treatment Strategy With Capsaicin Nasal Spray in Patients With Idiopathic Rhinitis
Leuven, Belgium
All genders
Phase 4
Chronic rhinitis is affecting more than 200 million people worldwide. Its prevalence is estimated to be as high as 30% of the Western population. Rhinitis is defined as symptomatic inflammation of the inner lining of the nose and is characterized by the following symptoms: rhinorrhea, nasal blockage, nasal itching and/or sneezing. The cut-off point for defining rhinitis as chronic rhinitis is considered to be persisting symptoms for over more than twelve weeks Chronic rhinitis can be divided into three major subgroups; based on the knowledge of the major etiological factor: infectious rhinitis, allergic rhinitis and non-allergic, non-infectious rhinitis, in literature also referred to as nonallergic rhinitis. Non-inferiority in efficacy of the two novel treatment regimes i.e. capsaicin nasal spray 0,01mM (2puffs/nostril/day) during 4 weeks and capsaicin nasal spray 0,001mM (2puffs/nostril/day) during 4 weeks compared to the current treatment of capsaicin nasal spray 0,1mM (5/day administered on a single day) with regard to the change from baseline in VAS for major nasal symptom on week 4. (Estimated placebo effect is 25%.)
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Rest
Getting plenty of rest to let your body heal.
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SYMPTOM
Cough marked as severe
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Rhinovirus wheezing illness and genetic risk of childhood-onset asthma.
Variants at the 17q21 locus were associated with asthma in children who had had HRV wheezing illnesses and with expression of two genes at this locus. The expression levels of both genes increased in response to HRV stimulation, although the relative increase was not associated with the 17q21 genotypes. (Funded by the National Institutes of Health.).
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Antibiotic prescribing for children with colds, upper respiratory tract infections, and bronchitis.
Antibiotic prescribing for children diagnosed as having colds, URIs, and bronchitis, conditions that typically do not benefit from antibiotics, represents a substantial proportion of total antibiotic prescriptions to children in the United States each year.
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Sleep habits and susceptibility to the common cold.
Poorer sleep efficiency and shorter sleep duration in the weeks preceding exposure to a rhinovirus were associated with lower resistance to illness.
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CLINICAL TRIALNot yet recruiting
Clinical Trial to Optimise Levels of Vitamin D for Rhinovirus Protection
London, United Kingdom
All genders
Phase 2
A phase II randomised, placebo-controlled trial to identify the optimal regimen of vitamin D supplementation for rhinovirus protection, determined by host responses to a clinically induced rhinovirus challenge. The primary outcome is rhinovirus titre after inoculation with rhinovirus; secondary outcomes are self-reported respiratory symptom scores, concentrations of cytokines and chemokines sampled from the nasal mucosa, and the transcriptional responses of nasal epithelial cells.
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Narcolepsy onset is seasonal and increased following the 2009 H1N1 pandemic in China.
In China, narcolepsy onset is highly correlated with seasonal and annual patterns of upper airway infections, including H1N1 influenza. In 2010, the peak seasonal onset of narcolepsy was phase delayed by 6 months relative to winter H1N1 infections, and the correlation was independent of H1N1 vaccination in the majority of the sample.
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The common cold, or simply cold, is a viral infection of the nose and upper respiratory tract. You can get a cold by touching your eyes or nose after you touch surfaces with cold germs on them. You can also inhale the germs. Symptoms usually begin 2 or 3 days after infection and last 2 to 14 days. Symptoms can last up to 3 weeks. There is no cure for the common cold. Only the symptoms can be treated.
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