The common cold is relentless and over the course of a year, there is a good chance that we will catch the cold a few times. The season for colds span from fall to spring with the highest incidence occuring in January and February. Colds are extremely contageous and can be passed on to another by contact or by being exposed to germs in the air. Our first line of defense includes reduced exposure to people with colds, washing hands and not touching the face.
If it is too late and cold symptoms are being observed, the best remedies are getting plenty of rest, drinking lots of fluids and staying warm. Unfortunately, there is no cure for the common cold. It has to run its course. Hundreds of different viruses are responsible for the common cold and our body must be allowed time to to have its natural defenses take control to rid the virus.