10 Horrible Facts about Common Cold

Who doesn't hate coming down with watery eyes, runny nose, uncontrollable sneeze, clogged nose, headache, cough, and sore throat -- the frequent signs and symptoms of common cold. No one obcourse, ironically, we all had it. Now, how about we look into some of the facts that makes common cold a clever and dangerous disease that shouldn't be taken lightly.

10 Horrible Facts about Common Cold
10 Horrible Facts about Common Cold

@healthbiztips by Arlene Gentallan

1. More than 200 types of virus is responsible for causing common cold in humans. Among the most common are rhinovirus, corona virus, and influenza virus. That means, building an immunity against common cold is hard. In fact, there is no vaccine against common cold. This is one disease we can't help but get multiple times each year.

2. You may want to count. Each year, adult usually get ill with common cold about 2 to 3 times. Children get infected with common cold much more often.

3. Surviving common cold is a feat of the immune system, without which, can easily turn common cold into a killer disease.

4. Common cold can cause serious infection like bronchitis and pnuemonia if you have a weak immune system.

5. A sneeze can send up to 100,000 virus in the air reaching up to 30 feet away at a speed of 100mph. No wonder common cold is such a common issue to spread. Now, imagine a confined room filled with people, one uncovered sneeze is enough to infect them.

6. Common cold may seem like a light illness, but this disease causes children in the United States to lose millions of school days each year.

7. Recovery from common cold takes 7 to 10 days. Now, that doesn't sound like a short time.

8. A person infected with common cold can continue to spread it's virus for up to 3 weeks! Makes me think that their's really no escaping this disease, especially when combined with poor sanitation.

9. There is no cure to treat common cold, only supportive and symptomatic care. In the end, you are depending on your own immune system to fight off this infection.

10. In Japan, it is unacceptable to blow your nose in public. Good luck with your runny nose!

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