Common Cold (Google eBook)

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Springer Science & Business Media, Nov 16, 2009 - Biomedicine - 365 pages
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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.
  

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Contents

A short history of the common cold
1
Mechanisms of symptoms of common cold and flu
23
Common respiratory infections diagnosed in general practice
47
Epidemiology
77
The role of viruses in the etiology and pathogenesis of common cold
107
Modulating factors
149
Host defenses
187
Transmission of colds
197
Interventions to prevent transmission of the common cold
211
Antivirals for the common cold
221
Antibiotic use for common cold
237
Over the counter medicines for colds
249
Vitamins and minerals
275
Herbal traditional and alternative remedies
309
Index
349
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