Colds and flu
Common symptoms of the common cold include sneezing, a sore throat, a stuffy nose and coughing. Colds can be acquired by inhaling germs or touching your eyes or nose after touching surfaces with cold germs on them. Symptoms usually begin 2 or 3 days after infection and last 2 to 14 days. The best practice to avoid colds is to wash your hands or avoid people with colds.
While there is no cure for the common cold, one can relieve its symptoms through rest, drinking plenty of fluids, gargling with warm salt water (to soothe a sore throat), using cough drops or throat sprays or taking over-the-counter paid or cold medicines.
A number of viruses can cause the respiratory infection known as the flu. These viruses are contained in the air and enter your body through your nose or mouth.
Flu symptoms come on suddenly and are worse than those of the common cold. They may include
- Body or muscle aches
- Sore throat
The flu can be serious or even deadly for elderly people, newborn babies, and people with certain chronic illnesses.
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