- Most common resp tract infection
- Highly contagious even more symptoms occur
- Caused by one of the more that 200 strains of viruses
- Spread by droplet contamination during cauging, sneezing, or direct contact
Red nasal membranes, Rhinnorrhea, sore throat, low grade fever, malaise, HA, musc ache
Can treat with OTC. Need bedrest. Hydrate well. Have HTN? if they do make sure they take the right meds
may end up with virus and pneumonia--antibiotic won't work--may get secondary complication such as otitis media of sinusitis.