Note! Common cold is not a flu (influenza).
«The common cold, also known simply as a cold, is a viralinfectious disease of the upper respiratory tract that primarily affects the nose. The throat, sinuses, and larynx may also be affected. Signs and symptoms may appear less than two days after exposure to the virus. These may include coughing, sore throat, runny nose, sneezing, headache, and fever. People usually recover in seven to ten days, but some symptoms may last up to three weeks. Occasionally those with other health problems may develop pneumonia.
Well over 200 virus strains are implicated in causing the common cold, with rhinoviruses being the most common. They spread through the air during close contact with infected people or indirectly through contact with objects in the environment, followed by transfer to the mouth or nose. Risk factors include going to child care facilities, not sleeping well, and psychological stress. The symptoms are mostly due to the body's immune response to the infection rather than to tissue destruction by the virus themselves. In contrast, those affected by influenza can show similar symptoms as people with a cold, but symptoms are usually more severe. Additionally, influenza is less likely to result in a runny nose.
There is no vaccine for the common cold. The primary methods of prevention are hand washing; not touching the eye, nose or mouth with unwashed hands; and staying away from sick people. Some evidence supports the use of face mask. There is also no cure, but the symptoms can be treated.Zinc may reduce the duration and severity of symptoms if started shortly after the onset of symptoms.Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) such as ibuprofen may help with pain.Antibiotics, however, should not be used and there is no good evidence for cough medicines.
The common cold is the most frequent infectious disease in humans. The average adult gets two to three cold a year, while the average child may get six to eight. Infections occur more commonly during the winter. These infections have existed throughout human history.» (wikipedia)
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