The common cold is a viral infection – for which antibiotics therefore have no effect – very common. Widespread during the winter because particularly contagious, cold is not directly a result of the temperature, but the consequence of viral transmission facilitated by public transport overcrowding and promiscuity heated areas. It is estimated that an adult suffers two to five colds per year. Cold causes stuffy nose, fatigue and mucosa inflammation (rhinitis and sinusitis) which lasts about a week.

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