Most people get colds in the winter and the spring but it is possible to get a cold at any time during the year.

Key facts:

  • Adults have an average of 2-3 colds every year and children have even more.
  • Many viruses can cause colds but rhinoviruses are most common. Infections spread through the air and close personal contact.
  • To get over your cold and feel better you have to rest and drink plenty of fluids.
  • Symptoms of a cold are sore throat, runny nose, coughing, sneezing, watering eyes, headaches and body aches.
  • To avoid and refuse your risk of getting sick wash your hand often with soap and warm water.

Prevention tips:

  • Wash your hand very often for about 20 seconds. Of soap and water are not available use hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. Viruses that cause colds can enter your body this way and make you sick.
  • Stay away from people who are sick. People who are sick can spread viruses that cause the common cold through close contact with others.
  • Disinfect touched surfaces frequently, including objects such as toys, doorknobs, phones etc.

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source: https://www.cdc.gov/dotw/common-cold/index.html?utm_source=FACEBOOK&utm_medium=FBPAGE&utm_content=100000421595938&utm_campaign=Engagement&linkId=100000004457318

 

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