Read all about the common cold, including what the symptoms are, how it’s spread, how it’s treated, and how you can prevent it.
The common cold tends to clear up on its own in three to four days, says Melisa Lai Becker, MD, site chief of emergency medicine at Cambridge Health Alliance.
Viruses cause colds. Most cold-causing viruses are very contagious and are transmitted from person to person. Some facts about common colds are as follows: Although colds have been with humans likely for eons, the first common cold virus was identified in 1956 in England, so the history of the cause of colds is relatively recent.
WebMD’s guide to the basics of the common cold.
A cold is a mild viral infection of the nose, throat, sinuses and upper airways. It’s very common and usually clears up on its own within a week or two.
Are your symptoms those of a common cold, allergies, or something else? WebMD helps you figure out if you should seek medical care.
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Get the facts on common cold symptoms, treatment, its incubation period, prevention, how long a cold lasts, how it’s transmitted, how to avoid colds, and home remedies for this contagious illness.