Interesting Common Cold Facts
The common cold is a viral disease which infects the lining within your nose. It typically only takes about 1 week to recover, therefore making it a pretty minor condition. The common cold is easily spread through germs that an already infected person has breathed into the air. I have prepared a list below of the top facts that are associated with the common cold.
Facts about Colds
1. Washing your hands is the best way to prevent a cold.
2. Cold germs can survive for up to 3 hours outside of the nasal passage.
3. There is no vaccine for the common cold, since there are more then 100 different viruses that can result in a cold.
4. Colds are more common during seasonal changes when humidity is low.
5. Over the course of a year, individuals in the U.S alone suffer from over 1 billion colds.
6. Colds are more common in children since they lack a resistance to infection.
7. Children in a school environment can have almost 12 colds a year.
8. Paracetamol is generally used to treat the common cold.
9. The common cold is a respiratory illnesses, but does not generally result in any serious health problems.
10. Common symptoms of a cold are runny or stuffy nose, sneezing, coughing, sore throats and watery eyes.
Always, always......WASH YOUR HANDS!