Is there really such a thing as a summer cold?
The term “summer cold” is something that most of us have heard about, but aside from its seasonal occurrence, is there anything really different about this type of cold?
- Rhinoviruses and enteroviruses are spread by coughing and sneezing. Avoid close contact with people who have a cold, especially during the first few days when they are most likely to be infectious.
- Wash your hands after touching someone who has a cold, after touching an object they have handled, and after blowing your nose.
- Keep fingers away from your nose and eyes as this is a way that the virus can be introduced into your body.
- Do not share bath towels or toothbrushes with someone with a cold.
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