Prevention of Common cold
Prevention of Common cold:
Methods of prevention of Common cold mentioned in various sources
includes those listed below.
This prevention information is gathered from various sources,
and may be inaccurate or incomplete.
None of these methods guarantee prevention of Common cold.
- Avoid exposure to people with colds
- Avoid touching eyes or nose with your hands
- Cleaning with disinfectant - on surfaces that may be contagious.
Alternative Preventions for Common cold
Some of the measures that have been mentioned as possibly preventative for Common cold may include those below.
Note that some of these claims of prevention may not be correct, and may not prevent Common cold.
Medical news about treatments for Common cold
These medical news articles may be relevant to Common cold treatment:
Cure Research for Common cold
The list of research areas and treatments under analysis mentioned
in various sources for Common cold includes:
Clinical Trials for Common cold
Some of the clinical trials for Common cold include:
Latest Treatments for Common cold
Some of the more recent treatments for Common cold include:
Treatments for Common cold
Treatments to consider for Common cold may include:
Prevention of Common cold:
Handwashing is the simplest and most effective way to
keep from getting rhinovirus colds. Not touching the nose or eyes is
another. Individuals with colds should always sneeze or cough into a
facial tissue, and promptly throw it away. If possible, one should avoid
close, prolonged exposure to persons who have colds.
rhinoviruses can survive up to three hours outside the nasal passages on
inanimate objects and skin, cleaning environmental surfaces with a
virus-killing disinfectant might help prevent spread of
A cold vaccine? The development of a vaccine
that could prevent the common cold has reached an impasse because of the
discovery of many different cold viruses. Each virus carries its own
specific antigens, substances that induce the formation of specific
protective proteins (antibodies) produced by the body. Until ways are
found to combine many viral antigens in one vaccine, or take advantage of
the antigenic cross-relationships that exist, prospects for a vaccine are
dim. Evidence that changes occur in common-cold virus antigens further
complicate development of a vaccine. Such changes occur in some influenza
virus antigens and make it necessary to alter the influenza vaccine each
(Source: excerpt from The Common Cold, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)
Prevention Claims: Common cold
Information on prevention of Common cold comes from many sources.
There are some sources that claim preventive benefits
for many different diseases for various products.
We may present such information
in the hope that it may be useful,
however, in some cases claims of Common cold prevention may be
dubious, invalid, or not recognized in mainstream medicine.
Please discuss any treatment, discontinuation of treatment,
or change of treatment plans with your doctor
or professional medical specialist.