Complications of Common cold


About complications: Complications of Common cold are secondary conditions, symptoms, or other disorders that are caused by Common cold. In many cases the distinction between symptoms of Common cold and complications of Common cold is unclear or arbitrary.

Complications list for Common cold: The list of complications that have been mentioned in various sources for Common cold includes:

Complications of Common cold: Colds occasionally can lead to secondary bacterial infections of the middle ear or sinuses, requiring treatment with antibiotics. High fever, significantly swollen glands, severe facial pain in the sinuses, and a cough that produces mucus, may indicate a complication or more serious illness requiring a doctor's attention. 1

1. excerpt from The Common Cold, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID

Last revision: May 26, 2003

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