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Common cold

Acute nasopharyngitis, often known as the common cold, is a mild viral infectious disease of the the upper respiratory system (nose and throat).

Symptoms include sneezing, sniffling, nasal congestion; scratchy, sore, or phlegmy throat; coughing; headache; and tiredness.

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