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Mononucleosis – Upper Respiratory Infections

Infectious mononucleosis is an acute viral disease that effects mostly young adults and children. Infectious mononucleosis, commonly called “mono”, is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), a member of the herpes group. It has a major impact on athletes as it can produce severe fatigue as well as raise the chance of spleen rupture. Incubation [...] Mononucleosis – Upper Respiratory Infections is a post from: Sports Doctor section Sports Doctor
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Hay fever or Pollinosis – Upper Respiratory Infections

Hay fever or pollinosis, is an acute seasonal allergic reaction to the air-borne pollens. Hay fever can occur during the spring as a reaction to the tree pollens such as oak, elm, maple, alder, birch and cottonwood. During the summer grass and weed pollens are the culprits. In the fall (autumn), ragweed pollen is the [...] Hay fever or Pollinosis – Upper Respiratory Infections is a post from: Sports Doctor
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Influenza – Upper Respiratory Infections

Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is one of the most persistent and debilitating diseases. It mainly occurs in various forms as a yearly epidemic, causing severe illness among the populace. Influenza is caused by myoviruses classified as type A, B, and C. Type A influenza is the most common, causing serious and widespread epidemics. [...]Influenza – Upper Respiratory Infections is a post from: Sports Doctor section Sports Doctor section
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Pharyngitis – Upper Respiratory Infections

Acute inflammation of the throat or pharyngitis can be related to the common cold, influenza, or a more serious condition such as mononucleosis. The Epstein-Barr virus of mononucleosis or the streptococcus bacteria in the condition of scarlet fever or tonsillitis can be the cause of pharyngitis. Streptococcal infection is the cause of approximately 95% of [...] Pharyngitis – Upper Respiratory Infections is a post from: Sports Doctor section Sports Doctor
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Sinusitis – Upper Respiratory Infections

Sinusitis is an inflammation of the paranasal sinuses. Sinusitis can stem from an upper respiratory infection caused by a variety of bacteria. As a result, nasal mucous membranes swell and block the ostium of the paranasal sinus. A painful pressure occurs from an accumulation of mucous producing pain, headaches and migraines as a result are [...] Sinusitis – Upper Respiratory Infections is a post from: Sports Doctor section Sports Doctor
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Infections – Upper Respiratory

Infections The word ‘cold’ is used in everyday terms to cover a variety of respiratory infections. The common cold is the most prevalent of all communicable diseases. It is referred to as an upper respiratory infection. There are more than 100 different rhinoviruses that cause colds. Colds are transmitted by either direct or indirect contact. [...]Infections – Upper Respiratory is a post from: Sports Doctor section Sports Doctor section