Any infection causes a violent reaction in the human body. Immune cells actively fight viruses (coronavirus and rhinovirus). This leads to an increase in temperature, cough, and runny nose. Each virus has distinctive symptoms. Based on this, doctors can recognize the disease and choose treatment. We will look at the symptoms of the most active viruses (rhinovirus, coronavirus).
Rhinovirus and coronavirus
Rhinoviruses are the most common cause of the common cold. It was responsible for about 50% of this infection.
Rhinoviruses cannot reproduce on their own. They need human cells. Rhinoviruses move in droplets. Infection can also occur as a result of contact with things that will contain viruses.
Scientists know 7 different coronaviruses. A new coronavirus appears in humans every ten years. This infection causes various respiratory diseases. The Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus is highly contagious. It is less contagious than measles or chickenpox. The carrier of the virus infects during coughing, sneezing, speech. You can become infected if you touch surfaces with a patient’s saliva. These viruses can have similar symptoms. You must take a coronavirus test or call your doctor if you have a high temperature for more than three days.
How and when do they hit (rhinovirus and coronavirus)?
Distinctive features of rhinovirus:
a clogged nose, watery runny nose, and swelling of the nasal mucosa;
Rhinovirus attacks humans more often in autumn and winter. Human immunity is vulnerable during this period due to the lack of vitamins and a sharp cold snap.
The most common symptoms of coronavirus disease are fever, shortness of breath, tired cough, and trouble breathing. Muscle pains are sometimes also a sign of Covid.
Severe pneumonia develops in more serious cases. Acute respiratory distress syndrome can lead to patient death.The coronavirus has no seasonality.
What causes a cold?
Rhinoviruses account for about half of all colds each year and cause most respiratory infections in the spring. The only way to prevent rhinovirus infection is to avoid crowds. This applies to periods of the spread of viruses.
Other causes of the common cold
Colds are provoked by:
rhinovirus (30-80 percent);
coronavirus (10-15 percent);
influenza virus (5-15 percent);
parainfluenza viruses, RSV virus;
Viruses (rhinovirus, coronavirus) spread between people by airborne droplets. Proper prophylaxis will help to protect against infection. Verified facts and advice from doctors on the Russian Supercomputer website.