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Most common Drugs for Treating Colds & Allergies PowerPoint presentation for Medical students

Most common Drugs for Treating Colds & Allergies PowerPoint presentation for Medical students

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Understanding the Common Cold

Most caused by viral infection (rhinovirus or influenza virus—the “flu”) Virus invades tissues (mucosa) of upper respiratory tract, causing upper respiratory infection (URI).

Treatment of the Common Cold

Involves combined use of antihistamines, nasal decongestants, antitussives, and expectorants Treatment is symptomatic only, not curative Symptomatic treatment does not eliminate the causative pathogen.

 

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