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The cold virus is like a key that only fits into the right lock, called a receptor, and pets lack the right receptors which prevent the virus from infecting them.
Doctors say to steer clear of Advil, ibuprofen, and aspirin-based products, but beyond that, any basic over-the-counter med should be OK.
For infants and children sick with the cold, symptoms will be the worst on days two and three and will typically last 7 to 10 days total.
A stuffy nose occurs when some of the blood vessels and natural tissues in your nose are inflamed. For relief, you have to reduce the inflammation.
Doctors will sometimes recommend a neti pot to alleviate the nasal or sinus congestion that comes with a common cold, sinus infection, or allergies.
Research shows that if you take supplements like zinc or elderberry within 24 hours of feeling a cold coming on, it could help you recover faster.
It's OK to work out with a cold if your symptoms aren't too severe. A good rule of thumb is to keep the intensity low.
You can't get sick from being cold, but spending more time inside with crowds and not exercising as much can make you more susceptible to infection.
You can tell if you have a common cold or allergies by tracking your symptoms, how long they last, and what time of year you feel sick.
It's common to occasionally come down with a cold but if you're consistently getting them, it might be worth figuring out why.