The Common Cold
What Is the Common Cold
The Common Cold is a virus that passes from person to person very easily and affects nearly 3 million people in the US every year. There are lots of symptoms and most people get rid of there cold in a week or 2 but some cases can last for longer.
Image of the Virus under a Microscope
How did I get this Cold
The cold can travel in many ways and they include; by airborne respiratory droplets (coughs or sneezes), skin-to-skin contact (handshakes or hugs), saliva (kissing or shared drinks) and touching a contaminated surface (blanket or doorknob).
How do I get rid of it and not give it away
Most people recover on their own within two weeks. Over-the-counter products and home remedies can help control symptoms. Washing hands regularly helps prevent contact spread and make sure you cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze to make sure people close to you do not contract it. There is not a accurate treatment but there are some over the counter drugs and home remedies that are used as a treatment or cure.
There is no sure fire way to make sure you get one of the most common viruses in the world but you can make sure to always wash your hands and just stay healty