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Common Cold


The common cold is a viral infection that affects your nose and throat. Common colds are the main factors when it comes to missing school or work. Annually, everyone has at least 2-3 colds with children being more prone to them due to uncleanliness. There is no cure for this illness but its mild so there’s nothing life threatening that you should be worried about. It usually takes the average person about a week to a week and a half to rid themselves of the cold.




Symptoms Of The Common Cold













Treating The Common Cold


Although there is no cure for the cold, there are ways to ease the symptoms. Be sure to drink a lot of water and get plenty of rest. Most cases last about 7-10 days depending on how strong your immune system is. There is OTC medications such as pain relievers, decongestants, cough syrups, & nasal sprays that can help ease your symptoms.


Some home remedies include: 


Drink Plenty Of Liquids




Adjust Humidity And Temperature


Soothe Your Sore Throat


Nasal drops



When Should You See A Doctor?


You should see your doctor if any of the following occurs: