Common Cold

The common cold is believed to be the most infectious disease in humans, with many of us getting several colds per year. Common symptoms include a cough, sore throat, runny nose, and fever. Most colds will run their course within 2 weeks. Common colds are seasonal and appear more often during the colder months, possibly due to a change in our habits and being indoors much more and therefore in closer contact to other people with colds.

Other advice we would give to help you combat your common cold:

The best prevention is to avoid contact with anyone who already has a cold.

Always ensure you wash your hands and dry thoroughly to help remove any germs that may have been picked up.

Ensuring you are getting enough rest. Sleeping 7-8 hours per night allows the body to recuperate and recharge, enhancing your immune system.

Eating plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables

Drinking enough water – up to 2 litres per day is advised, this will help to flush out any nasty germs

Stop smoking

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