Before Covid-19 had us all paranoid every time someone sneezed or had a runny nose, the common cold and flu were simply part of our every day lives.
Both are respiratory diseases that you can catch after inhaling infected air droplets from a sick person’s cough or sneeze, but they are caused by different types of viruses. The common cold is caused by viral infection of the nose, throat and upper respiratory tract. The flu is caused by three types of flu viruses—types A, B and C—that attack the respiratory system.
While neither have fixed cures, there are different ways to treat them. Here we take a look at three different philosophies when it comes treating these issues.