Especially around the change of seasons, a cold can take hold of our health. Despite the familiarity of this infection, the common cold often raises some questions. Therefore, we have listed the most frequently asked questions and their answers for you, so that you can soon conquer a cold on this website.
What is a cold?
You have a cold when the mucous membranes of the nose and throat are inflamed. This inflammation is caused by an infection with, yes, the common cold virus. A cold is therefore very contagious and easy to pass on to the people around you, for example by sneezing, coughing or talking. A cold can be recognized by symptoms such as a (blocked) runny nose, coughing, headache and hoarseness.
How long does a cold last?
An average cold is over after a week to 10 days at the most. If you take extra good care of yourself in order to boost your immune system, it is possible that you will be rid of it a few days earlier. This varies per person and depends on the pharma work.
How long is a cold contagious?
A cold is contagious from the moment you experience symptoms. You will be contagious throughout your cold. If you are affected by the virus, it is important to think not only of yourself and your own health, but also of your fellow man.
You can do this by keeping enough distance from each other, washing your hands regularly and not sharing utensils. A kiss or a cuddle during a cold is also not recommended.
What helps against colds?
Many people quickly think of using drugs such as antibiotics, but this is pointless with a cold. The body recovers by itself from a virus. Of course, some extra care for yourself can’t hurt. Therefore, here are a number of tips for the common cold: