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Nasopharyngitis: Introduction

Nasopharyngitis: Nasopharyngitis is a contagious, viral infectious disease of the upper respiratory system, primarily.It is the most common infectious disease in humans. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Nasopharyngitis is available below.

Symptoms of Nasopharyngitis

Treatments for Nasopharyngitis

  • There are no antiviral drugs approved to treat or cure the infection; all medications used are palliative and treat symptoms only
  • Alternative treatments such as vitamin C, echinacea, and zinc have been proposed but none of them have been shown to decrease the duration of the illness
  • Conservative treatment - plenty of rest, drinking fluids to maintain hydration, gargling with warm salt water, using cough drops, throat sprays, or over-the-counter pain or cold medicines. Saline nasal drops may help alleviate congestion.
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Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Nasopharyngitis?

Nasopharyngitis: Complications

Review possible medical complications related to Nasopharyngitis:

  • Opportunistic coinfections
  • Superinfections such as acute bronchitis, bronchiolitis, croup, pneumonia, sinusitis, otitis media, or strep throat
  • People with chronic lung diseases such as asthma and COPD are especially vulnerable
  • Colds may cause acute exacerbations of asthma, emphysema or chronic bronchitis
  • more complications...»

Causes of Nasopharyngitis

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Nasopharyngitis: Undiagnosed Conditions

Commonly undiagnosed diseases in related medical categories:

Misdiagnosis and Nasopharyngitis

Sinusitis is overdiagnosed: There is a tendency to give a diagnosis of sinusitis, when the condition is really a harmless complication of another infection, such as a common more »

Whooping cough often undiagnosed: Although most children in the Western world have been immunized against whooping cough (also called "pertussis"), more »

Nasopharyngitis: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Nasopharyngitis

Research quality ratings and patient safety measures for medical facilities in specialties related to Nasopharyngitis:

Choosing the Best Hospital: More general information, not necessarily in relation to Nasopharyngitis, on hospital performance and surgical care quality:

Nasopharyngitis: Rare Types

Rare types of diseases and disorders in related medical categories:

Nasopharyngitis: Animations

Prognosis for Nasopharyngitis

Prognosis for Nasopharyngitis: The disease is generally mild and self-limiting.The symptoms usually resolve spontaneously in 7 to 10 days but some can last for up to three weeks.

Nasopharyngitis: Broader Related Topics

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