What does acute nasopharyngitis mean?

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Acute nasopharyngitis, also referred to as common cold, is an infectious inflammatory disease of the nasopharynx characterized by the swelling of nasal passages and the back of the throat, which is usually caused by different viruses, such as rhinoviruses, respiratory syncytial virus, adenovirus, influenza virus, or parainfluenza virus.

Fast facts of acute nasopharyngitis

  • Acute nasopharyngitis may be one of the alerts of other diseases.
  • The most prevalent ailment is fever. 
  • Patients will get low or high fever accompanied with sore throat and runny nose until the infection gets cured. Children are especially susceptible to getting acute nasopharyngitis accompanied by high fever.
  • Acute nasopharyngitis may be one of the symptoms of an allergy that is usually caused by allergens such as: pet hair, dust, pollen of flowers, food allergens.
  • The most dangerous complications developing with acute nasopharyngitis is nasopharyngitis caused by streptococci.
I have had these symptoms for 2 months I have some days that aren’t as bad as other but most days are terrible
Have you seen a doctor? Depending on the cause of your acute nasopharyngitis, your doctor may prescribe you antibiotics if he considers it to be caused by bacterial infections. In addition, some of the popular medications can be used, such as nazivin, a drug that constricts local blood vessels so your nasal discharge will decrease.
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