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Common Cold

The common cold is one of the most frequent illnesses in the United States and usually occurs in the Winter and Spring months. The common cold is caused by viruses, such as respiratory syncytial virus, parainfluenza, and adenoviruses, that get into your nose, throat, or airways.

Common Cold FAQ's

How the Common Cold is spread
Signs and symptoms of the Common Cold
What if I have cold symptoms?
How long will I be sick?
When should I return to class?
How can I tell if I have environmental allergies or the Common Cold?
Is Cincinnati considered an allergy capital?
How can I reduce allergen exposure?
How are allergies from mold different from common seasonal allergies?

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For more information, please visit CDC: Common Colds: Protect Yourself and Others.

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