Jumat, 19 Juni 2009

Common Cold: The Commonest Human Disease

  • Exciting cause is an unidentified virus but there are certain predisposing factors which render some people more prone to catch the infection that others like
  • Damp, dark and over crowded houses which predispose to cross infection.
  • Lowered body resistance for e.g. starvation or some other diseases
  • Wet and cold weather
  • Sedentary occupations and working conditions in which there may be dust of fumes in the atmosphere
  • Other defects in the nose and throat for e.g. allergy, nasal polyp, deflected septum, sinusitis, tonsillitis etc
  • Age and sex is no bar but very young patient seem to suffer most from the disease
  • Imbalanced diet and smoking.