It's called the "common cold" and with good reason. There are more than one billion colds in the United States each year. They are easy to get and easy to pass on.
Children are most vulnerable because when a new strain is introduced into a school or day care, because it quickly travels through the class.
But Doctor James Cevallos at the San Ysidro Health Center says just being aware that the bug is out there is a good start when it comes to avoiding it.
If you have a cold, it's important to get plenty of rest and drink lots of fluids, including good old fashioned chicken soup. It's been used for treating colds since the 12th century and doctors say it may really help because the heat, fluid and salt may help you fight the infection.
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