Congested, tired, coughing, icky… Itâ€™s a rare human being who hasnâ€™t experienced a cold.
We take our miserable selves to the pharmacy and, in our cold stupor, we stand in front of the â€œcold and fluâ€ aisle trying to figure what cold remedy actually works â€“ or do any of them work? And how did we end up with this lousy cold anyway?!
In a CNN.com Health article, Emory physician Dr. Sharon Bergquist discusses how colds are transmitted, how long a cold should last, what makes people resistant and what treatments work.