• Question: what causes common cold?

    Asked by abab256 to Alex, Rita, Rose, Steven, Susan on 18 Jan 2017.
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      Rose Kigathi answered on 18 Jan 2017:

      Common cold is caused by different types of viruses. Human beings have strong immunity against these viruses and that is why it normally goes away on its own after 3-5 days. Meaning your body kills the virus cells. Taking antibiotics will not help to cure a cold.

      If a “cold” takes longer than a week, then it may not be a common cold.