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The common cold

All the information you need about the common cold, its symptoms and the remedies available to help

The cold is a common viral infection that affects most adults at least 2-4 times a year. It can be caused by over 200 different types of viruses and comes with a number of distinct symptoms. Our immune system experts explore the causes and symptoms of the cold as well as recommend the best herbal remedies available. You can also use our Q&A service to ask a question about the common cold.

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