The Common Cold is caused by many viruses, but rhinoviruses are the most common. Symptoms normally include sore throat, runny nose, headaches, body aches, coughing and sneezing. People who have conditions that affect their lungs such as asthma may develop serious illness. There is no cure for the common cold, but rest and plenty of fluids should help you feel better. Washing your hands frequently, avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands, and staying away from people who are sick are ways to protect ourselves from the common cold.

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