Sore throat, stuffy nose, runny nose, sneezing, and coughing. These are the hallmark symptoms of the common cold. Millions of people in the United States get the common cold each year.1 Adults get an average of two to three colds each year, while kids get even more.1
Common Cold Symptoms, Causes, Treatment, and Prevention
You notice that your throat feels irritated and scratchy. The next thing you know, you can’t swallow your food without feeling a burning sensation in your throat, and it hurts! A few hours later, you find yourself running to the bathroom to grab some tissues for your runny nose. These all sound like cold symptoms. Find out what a cold is, its causes, symptom treatment like DayQuil and NyQuil, and how to prevent spreading it to the ones you love.
What is a Cold?
Although the common cold tends to hit in the winter and spring, it’s possible to contract a cold any time of year.
What Causes a Cold?
Cold Symptoms and How Long They Last
What’s the difference between a cold and the flu?
Colds are much more common than the flu.
Common Cold Symptoms Treatment
Home Remedies for Your Cold Symptoms
Over-the-Counter Cold Symptom Treatment
DayQuil and NyQuil for Multi-Symptom Relief
FluTherapy for Multi-Symptom Relief
Vicks VapoRub for Cough
Sinex SEVERE for Nasal Congestion
How to Prevent Getting or Spreading a Cold Virus
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