Misdiagnosis of Common Cold

Undiagnosed: The symptoms of common cold are all too well-known to doctors and parents. A common cold is rarely undiagnosed!

Other Respiratory Diseases: Occasionally, the condition might actually be a different form of respiratory infection, rather than a common cold. Some of the possible candidate diseases to be considered in the differential diagnosis include:

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Undiagnosed complications: It is important to correctly diagnose the complications of a common cold. Some of the common complications that can remain undiagnosed, or be diagnosed late, include:

Chronic Respiratory Conditions: If the main symptom is cough or similar respiratory symptoms, and it seems to last a long time or recur, it may be that you have a chronic respiratory condition, rather than an infectious common cold. Some of the possibilities include:

Read more about: Chronic Respiratory Diseases.

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