The Common Cold
By: Blake and Jacob


      You wake up in a ugly mood. Your head hurts. You don't have the strength and the energy to get out of bed. And you can't breath out of your nose. What's wrong? You might just have the common cold!  The cold can last 7 to 14 days.


      Once you've been in contact with a cold virus, it take 2 to 3 days for cold symptoms to begin.  You may get some of the following symptoms with the cold:

low fever (100-101 degrees Fahrenheit)

body chills

itchy or sore throat

sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes, and coughing

feeling tired and not hungry

congestion (when your nose is stuffy and it's hard to breathe)


      White blood cells charge to the nose's rescue and cause cold symptoms, while also killing the virus that caused the cold to happen.  Runny noses and sneezing actually help to prevent viruses from invading other body parts.  You sneeze because your nerves detect the irritation in your nose and get the lungs to push a blast of air out through your nose and mouth.


      Bring the heat on.  Hot drinks will clear the mucus out.  A steamy shower helps stuffy irritated nose.  A quit machine that sprays fine cool mist in the air.


wash you'r hands. don't share food.  don't go to the mall.