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The term 'common cold' refers to a viral infection in the upper respiratory tract. It affects primarily the nose, where symptoms include coughing, sore throat, runny nose, sneezing, and fever which usually resolve in seven to ten days, with some symptoms lasting up to three weeks. Over 200 viruses are implicated in the cause of the common cold; with rhinoviruses being the most common. The term 'rhinovirus' literally means virus of the nose.

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Common Cold Info

The term 'common cold' refers to a viral infection in the upper respiratory tract. It affects primarily the nose, where symptoms include coughing, sore throat, runny nose, sneezing, and fever which usually resolve in seven to ten days, with some symptoms lasting up to three weeks. Over 200 viruses are implicated in the cause of the common cold; with rhinoviruses being the most common. Rhinovirus literally means virus of the nose.

The common cold primarily affects the nose, the throat (pharyngitis), and the sinuses (sinusitis), occasionally involving either or both eyes (conjunctivitis.) Symptoms are mostly due to the body's immune response to the infection rather than to tissue destruction by the viruses themselves. The primary method of prevention is by hand washing with some evidence to support the effectiveness of wearing face masks.

No cure for the common cold exists, but the symptoms can be treated. It is the most frequent infectious disease in humans with the average adult contracting two to three colds a year and the average child contracting between six and twelve. These infections have been with humanity since antiquity.

There are natural health remedies that may help alleviate the symptoms of the common cold. These mainly work by boosting and assisting existing immune function. Vitamin C, echinacea and propolis are beneficial in this.

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  • Super vitamin C

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    I really rate this - it is worth the extra because you actually get the absorption. Really good for immunity and killing bugs early.

    Victoria

    12/12/17

  • used to keep immunity up over winter

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    I and my family used this over winter to keep our immunity up... excellent!

    Chris

    7/12/17

  • Great for keeping allergens at bay

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    My son has perennial stuffy nose and the nasal drops doesn’t seem to help. I’ve used Clinicians Immune Support spray and seemed to clear his blocked nose. I noticed that his nose got stuffy again when he stopped using it. Will definitely buy more!

    Julie

    4/12/17

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