Common Viral Cold Essay examples

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My report is on the common viral cold, I would like to go talk about how it is cought, its symptoms and how to cure it as quick as possible. The common cold is cought by coming in contact with some one who has the virus, thus the cold is cought through direct contact, from one infected person to the next, or from, Being in side in the winter time with the heater on all the time, the lack of air flow is a great place for air born particles to sit and rest up the heaters on only move the virus around more.
The best way to avoid catching the cold is not to shake hands with a person who has a nasty habit of picking their nose, because the virus then gets on there hands, and is spread from them to you in all the happy hand shaking that goes
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The virus had the capacity to mutate, so due to the fact that it mutates frequently our bodies find it difficult to recognize it and it takes longer to fight the infection. Recovery from the cold is fairly simple, stay warm (not hot) Get lots of fluids and rest. Wait the cold out it should go away in 5 to 7 days, if the symptoms worsen or drag out for ever then go see a doctor, it might have turned into an upper respiratory infection, which is quite nasty and painful. Contrary to popular believe over the counter drugs do not do much for the cold, and may only add to your misery by giving stomach pains and drowsiness.
Cough drops may ease the coughing and sore through, but be are full, cough drops can become addictive after a few days, and hard candies do the same thing. So use your soar throat as an example to eat your favorite hard candy. As of yet there is no cure for the common cold, due to the fact that it is able to mutate it self when ever it sees fit. But it does provide us with some useful information. Ancient civilizations knew colds as katarrhein, from the Greek meaning ‘to flow down’. In the last century however, the term
‘cold’ or ‘catching cold’ was blamed on England’s cold, damp weather, and this term is now used world wide. Now lets disprove some old wives tales O.K.. Remember how your mother always said “Don’t go