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Common Cold

Eccles, Ronald, Weber, Olaf (Eds.)

2009, X, 358 p.

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  • Offers a unique compilation of topics from the physiology of the sneeze reflex to molecular biology of host-virus interactions
  • Includes discussion of "over-the-counter" medicines and alternative treatments

The common cold is unlike any other human disease. It seems impossible to defeat and affects all of us on a regular basis. Due to the large number of viruses causing colds any specific cure is a major challenge.

This unique book brings together a wide range of topics, from our ancestors’ views about disease, followed by the questions why and how we sneeze, cough and get a runny nose, to the intricacies of host-virus interactions and immunological phenomena on the molecular level. Popular treatments, "over the counter" medicines and interventions are reviewed. Finally recent developments and new treatment options are highlighted.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Atmen - Common Cold - antibiotic - antibiotic use - antibiotics - infection - infections - infectious - infectious disease - pathogenesis - respiratory infection

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Table of contents 

A short history of the common cold.- Mechanisms of symptoms of common cold and flu.- Common respiratory infections diagnosed in general practice.- Epidemiology.- The role of viruses in the etiology and pathogenesis of common cold.- Etiology of the common cold: Modulating factors.- Host defenses.- Transmission of colds.- Interventions to prevent transmission of the common cold.- Antivirals for the common cold.- Antibiotic use for common cold.- Over the counter medicines for colds.- Vitamins and minerals.- Herbal, traditional and alternative remedies.

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