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Symptoms, which can come on gradually, include:
Sometimes, we all get a monster cough and cold, which makes us think we need urgent medical attention! But generally, we can treat even the worst ones ourselves. Remember, antibiotics are only effective against bacterial infections, and colds are caused by viruses.
They might be stored in an old biscuit tin or a specially bought First Aid Kit but like all things in life, it’s content that really matters!
But in doing so, you can look after yourself – and your family – at home if you come down with everyday ailments like coughs, colds, aches and pains or tummy troubles.
Colds are easily spread by germs in water droplets from coughs and sneezes, which can live on hands and surfaces for 24 hours – that’s one long opportunity to pick up the germs.
Reduce the risk of spreading a cold by…
Stay away from colds so you don’t catch one
Once you know someone has the symptoms of a cold, try doing the below to avoid catching it – and do this until they no longer show any symptoms.