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Disease or Condition — Lung and Respiratory Disorders:
acute viral pharyngitis

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Description

Acute nasopharyngitis NOS (not otherwise specified) is a type of upper respiratory infection that affects the nose and throat. It is characterized by symptoms such as sore throat, nasal congestion, runny nose, sneezing, and coughing. It is usually caused by a virus, but can also be caused by bacteria or allergies. Treatment typically involves rest, fluids, and over-the-counter medications to relieve symptoms.

Synonyms
  • acute coryza
  • acute nasal catarrh
  • acute nasopharyngitis
  • acute rhinitis
  • common cold
  • head cold
  • infective nasopharyngitis
  • infective rhinitis
  • rhinopharyngitis
Symptoms (patient's findings)
  • acute sore throat
  • bilateral epiphora
  • chills
  • cough
  • malaise
  • nasal discharge
  • sneezing
Basic Lab Tests (measurements)

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