A cold is an infection of the upper respiratory system. This just means it affects the nose, throat and ears. There are over 200 viruses that cause colds. The rhinovirus is the most common cold virus.
When someone sneezes or coughs, mucous drops float in the air. Breathing in these droplets can spread a cold from one person to another. You can also catch a cold if you touch your eyes or nose after handling something with cold viruses on it. Video games, doors at the mall and school desks are hotspots for viruses.
Once you have been in contact with a cold virus it takes 2-3 days for cold symptoms to begin. The following are symptoms of a cold:
Although medicine doesn’t make colds go away faster, some medicines can make a kid feel better while s/he waits for a cold to go away. Here are some feel-better tips:
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