TABLE 1

Clinical Severity Scorea

Symptom or SignPoints
Abnormal nasal or postnasal discharge
    Minimal1
    Severe2
Nasal congestion1
Cough2
Malodorous breath1
Facial tenderness3
Erythematous nasal mucosa1
Feverb
    <38.5°C1
    ≥38.5°C2
Headache (retroorbital)/irritability
    Severe3
    Mild1
  • a Score: <8 = mild; ≥8 = severe.

  • b Within 24 hours of presentation, either observed or according to history and documented with thermometer.