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"Rhino flu" is a slang term for the common cold, which often leaves you miserable 1. Unlike the real flu virus, the rhino flu usually allows people to continue performing their daily tasks at work and at home. Despite how common rhino flu is, many don’t know the facts about it 1.
If you are experiencing serious medical symptoms, seek emergency treatment immediately.
Rhino flu affects the upper respiratory tract: nose and throat.
There is no cure for the common cold 1. Typical treatments include the use of pain relievers and fever reducers, cough syrups, expectorants and decongestants.
The Mayo Clinic advises the following preventive measures: wash your hands frequently, use tissues for sneezes and coughs, keep things around the house like countertops clean, don’t share utensils or drink from someone else's cup and avoid prolonged contact with people who have a cold.
If you have a cold, you should limit your contact with others to prevent further spread of the virus. According to the CDC, since the rhino flu comes from a virus and not bacteria, antibiotics won’t have an effect on it.
"Rhino flu" is a slang term for the common cold, which often leaves you miserable. Unlike the real flu virus, the rhino flu usually allows people to continue performing their daily tasks at work and at home. Typical treatments include the use of pain relievers and fever reducers, cough syrups, expectorants and decongestants.
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