Slideshow: The Common Cold - 10 Prevention Tips

Reviewed by Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, Chief Medical Editor on Tuesday, December 02, 2008

The common cold is arguably the most common illness in humans.

Woman about to sneeze

Man spreading virus by sneezing/spraying germ droplets.

Person washing hands

Girl rubbing her eye with her fingers.

Woman with a cold that is smoking.

Boy drinking from disposable plastic cup.

Person cleaning and wiping faucet.

Room full of toys

Person using paper towel.

Woman relaxing with her eyes closed.

Woman sleeping, a healthy refrigerator, and woman exercising on treadmill.

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