It is fairly common knowledge that there is no cure for the common cold. You can let the virus run its course and bounce back from it like a champ.
Both cold and flu are contagious viral infections of the respiratory tract that make you cough and irritate the nasal passages. The itch in your throat, the headache and the sniffles – yes, you are coming down with the infection or virus.
About 5 to 20 percent of people in the U.S. come down with the flu, usually in the winter between October and March.
Most people recover in seven to 10 days, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Adults have an average of 2-3 colds per year, and children have even more.
Don’t feel under the weather for too long. Get better without risking getting worse first.