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The term 'common cold' refers to a viral infection in the upper respiratory tract. It affects primarily the nose, where symptoms include coughing, sore throat, runny nose, sneezing, and fever which usually resolve in seven to ten days, with some symptoms lasting up to three weeks. Over 200 viruses are implicated in the cause of the common cold; with rhinoviruses being the most common. The term 'rhinovirus' literally means virus of the nose.

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Common Cold Info

The term 'common cold' refers to a viral infection in the upper respiratory tract. It affects primarily the nose, where symptoms include coughing, sore throat, runny nose, sneezing, and fever which usually resolve in seven to ten days, with some symptoms lasting up to three weeks. Over 200 viruses are implicated in the cause of the common cold; with rhinoviruses being the most common. Rhinovirus literally means virus of the nose.

The common cold primarily affects the nose, the throat (pharyngitis), and the sinuses (sinusitis), occasionally involving either or both eyes (conjunctivitis.) Symptoms are mostly due to the body's immune response to the infection rather than to tissue destruction by the viruses themselves. The primary method of prevention is by hand washing with some evidence to support the effectiveness of wearing face masks.

No cure for the common cold exists, but the symptoms can be treated. It is the most frequent infectious disease in humans with the average adult contracting two to three colds a year and the average child contracting between six and twelve. These infections have been with humanity since antiquity.

There are natural health remedies that may help alleviate the symptoms of the common cold. These mainly work by boosting and assisting existing immune function. Vitamin C, echinacea and propolis are beneficial in this.

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    Received this as a freebie with one of my orders. Turned out to be a really helpful product. I'm prone to sore throats & frequent colds. Used it as advised & have had fewer throat infections and find I do recover much sooner from colds. I take it as soon as symptoms start, its quite effective and seems to work quickly to provide timely relief.

    Devika

    24/09/17

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    I suffer from wide range of allergies . I have found virashield gives instant relief especial from the air during spring when plants flower.

    Leander

    23/09/17

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    we have been using this product for the past 18+ months but have now switched to another brand because this product is very inconsistent. The colour can vary from orange to brown, consistency from sirupy liquid to more gelatinous. It can also taste differently and that seems to change based on colour. These variations however dont affect the effectiveness of the product, which is reassuring.

    Ivan

    19/09/17

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