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The causes of the common cold are a multitude of cold viruses, but other factors contribute to your body's response to them.
Explore the first signs of a cold and how to determine if you are suffering from a common cold or something else.
Though there is no cure for the common cold there are remedies that may help soothe your symptoms.
Explore the differences between a cold and the flu and why the distinction is important.
Discover how the common cold affects the body from development through symptoms.
Transmission methods by which people catch colds -symptoms include nasal obstruction, rhinorrhea and sneezing.
A cold lasts for about a week but may have lighter lingering symptoms for an additional seven days. If colored discharge lasts for more than 10 to 14 days, then it may be a sinus infection.
A cold is most contagious at days two and three of the onset of a cold and usually not contagious by day seven. You can become infected by a cold if you are exposed to nasal secretions infected with a cold virus through a sneeze or cough.
Discover why the saying 'feed a cold starve a fever' idoes not work and what you should be doing instead.
There technically is no way to get rid of a cold, but there sure are plenty of ways to make it seem as if the symptoms are better.
Discover how to treat a cold at home including a look at the research studying the medicinal effects of chicken soup.
You CAN get a cold in your eyes. The same infectious agent that causes the common cold can infect the moist tissue of the eye. When the cold virus infects the eye it is called viral conjunctivitis, or more commonly ‘pink eye’.
Can you catch a cold simply from being exposed to cold? Explore the research that investigates this theory.
The incubation period for a cold depends on the virus contracted. Rhinovirus: 2-7 days, Coronaviruses: 2-10 days, Adenoviruses: 2-14 days, Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV): 2-8 days
The common cold is caused by a variety of viruses. The scariest thing about the common cold is that anywhere from 30% to 50% of adult cases are linked to unknown viruses.
Call to action steps to take for cold and flu prevention.
Cold medicine affects your body in several different ways, some beneficial and other potentially dangerous.