Cold, common: A viral upper respiratory tract infection. This contagious illness can be caused by many different types of viruses, and the body can never build up resistance to all of them. For this reason, colds are a frequent and recurring problem. In fact kindergarten children average 12 colds per year, while adolescents and adults have around seven colds per year.
Going out into the cold weather is not how one contracts a cold nor does it have an effect on the spread of a cold. Antibiotics do not cure or shorten the common cold.
Get the facts on common cold causes (virus), symptoms, treatment, how long a cold lasts, how it's transmitted, how to avoid colds and home remedies for this contagious ...
A comprehensive source of information on the common cold that facilitates informed decisions about cold prevention and treatment.
If thereâ€™s a cure for the common cold, perhaps itâ€™s all in our heads. A study recently published in the Annals of Family Medicine examined the placebo effect ...
The common cold is an acute viral infection of the upper respiratory tract (nose, throat, sinuses, etc). Read about prevention, treatment, and possible complications.
Common cold â€” Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, causes and care of this common infection.