Similar to the flu, there are multiple virus strains of the common cold. But unlike the flu, most of the viruses are treated the same way.
Medical professionals suggest hot tea with honey and over the counter cold medicines.
After about five days of suffering from a cold, it might be time to check in with your doctor.
Mon Health Wedgewood Primary Care & Psychiatry Primary Care Physician Brooks Mersing said preventing cold viruses is hard.
“It’s really hard. It’s really hard cause there are so many different viruses going around. Someone gets sick in your family, or close relation or daycare, they just go around so easily,” said Mersing.
And although it can be difficult to completely prevent catching a cold, washing your hands and wiping down shared surfaces can help.