Coryza: Prevention and Complications

Prevention Tips

As prevention is always better than cure, Simple hygiene measures can help to prevent infection with the viruses that cause colds. These measures include:
  • Hand washing is an essential and highly effective way to prevent the spread of infection.
  • Cover noses and mouths while sneezing and coughing
  • Avoid contact with infected people
  • Be hygienic and keep the surroundings clean
  • Throw away used tissues 

Watch Out

  • Rash
  • Yellow cloudy discharge
  •  Difficulty breathing

When to See Doctor

Consult a doctor if you have
  • Burning sensation in nose with sneezing, nose block and clear nasal discharge
  • Headache
  • Burning and watering of eyes
  • Hoarseness, sore throat, dry cough and yellow cloudy discharge.
  • Loss of appetite
  • Muscle pain and fever

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