Common Cold Causes and How to Fight Them

Common cold causes are all around us, making colds the most common infectious viral disease humans have ever encountered. The root causes of a cold – the viruses that can trigger colds – come in more than 200 different varieties. Around 100 strains of a specific type of virus, known as the rhinovirus, are among the leading common cold causes.

When considering common cold causes, the ease of transmission is another powerful factor. Whenever someone with a cold sneezes or coughs, they spread the cold virus. You can catch a cold if you’re near such a person, or even if you touch a surface that has traces of the cold virus on it. When you later touch a vulnerable part of your body such as your mouth, nose, or eyes, you can become infected.

Another aspect of common cold causes is the cold viruses’ ability to replicate within their host. Scientific theory suggests that the cold virus, after infecting a victim, is absorbed in the upper respiratory system and replicates. Cells infected with the virus burst and release more virus particles inside the victim.

Fighting Common Cold Causes: How to Avoid a Cold

The single most effective way to avoid colds and stay healthy is to wash your hands frequently and thoroughly. Since transmission of the virus through touch is among the leading common cold causes, washing your hands often, with soap, and then rinsing thoroughly is the best approach to cold prevention.

How to Shorten a Cold Once You Have One*

Scientific theory indicates that one of the better ways to shorten a cold once you have one is to take a well-formulated zinc cold remedy. Several scientific theories suggest that zinc ions interfere with the ability of the cold virus to reproduce, thus shortening the duration of the common cold.*

In double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical studies at Dartmouth College and the Cleveland Clinic, the Cold-EEZE® zinc gluconate lozenges were found to reduce the duration of patients’ colds by almost half.*

Take Cold-EEZE® Cold Remedy at the Very First Signs of a Cold

Since common cold causes are all around us, it’s hard to avoid colds completely. If you’re feeling the first signs of a cold, start taking Cold-EEZE® Cold Remedy right away to keep your cold as short as possible. Available in an oral spray as well as our best-selling throat lozenges, Cold-EEZE® Cold Remedy is safe to take in combination with most other medications, including cold symptom relievers.

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*Cleveland Clinic (1996) and Dartmouth College (1992) studies demonstrate that Cold-EEZE® lozenges shorten the duration of the common cold. For more information, click here.