Everything you need to know
about The Common Cold
A stuffy or runny nose, sneezing, and a scratchy, sore throat are the early symptoms of a common cold. Because the common colds are so frequent, most individuals readily recognise these early symptoms. Adults, on average, get two to three colds per year.
The common cold is a viral infection that affects the upper respiratory tract. More than 200 viruses can cause a cold. Rhinoviruses are the most frequent.
These viruses can quickly transfer from one person to another or from one surface to another. Many of these viruses can survive for hours or even days on surfaces.
While you may be familiar with the common cold, there are several things you should know about it that can help you feel better, avoid future colds, and even prevent the virus from spreading to others. Continue reading to learn more.