TABLE 3

Scale Used in Studies by Wald et al6,7

Symptoms or SignsPoints
Abnormal nasal or postnasal discharge
 Minimal1
 Severe2
 Nasal congestion1
 Cough2
 Malodorous breath1
 Facial tenderness3
 Erythematous nasal mucosa1
Fever
 <38.5°C1
 ≥38.5°C2
Headache (retro-orbital)
 Severe3
 Mild1
  • Interpretation: <8 = mild, ≥8 = severe.