Common Cold

To feel common after a common cold is quite uncommon ― Khang Kijarro Nguyen

Common Cold

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Some people get barely any symptoms and recover rapidly. Others end up confined to bed, surrounded by used tissues. For those with compromised immune systems or respiratory conditions, it can even be life-threatening. We’d all dearly like to see a cure for the common cold, but it never quite seems to arrive. So what’s the hold up—and will it be over soon?

The common cold is actually a catch-all term for a variety of viral infections that cause sore throats, headaches, coughs and sneezes. Men may be predisposed to suffer more from these symptoms, though the existence of “man flu” is a subject for another day.

The most common variety of common cold is rhinovirus, which accounts…

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