• Common Cold Similar Conditions

Similar Conditions

Acute Bacterial Sinusitis

  • It is the inflammation of the mucous membrane that lines the paranasal sinuses.
  • It usually follows a cold with dull aching pain over affected sinuses with nasal blockages.


  • This involves a generalized inflammation and infection of the respiratory tract.
  • The sufferer will experience hoarseness of voice, brassy cough with an associated inspiratory or even an expiratory stridor (high-pitched breath sound).

Acute Bronchitis

  • Bronchitis is inflammation of the lining of the bronchial tubes, which carry air to and from the lungs.
  • It is an acute illness lasting less than three weeks with unproductive cough as the main symptom, with wheezing sputum production, or chest pain.