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The cold of summer is one of the sword... Know how to protect yourself from it?

Colds in the summer are common and are often caused by different viruses, and there is a popular proverb that reveals the severity of the summer cold, which is known as “the summer cold is one of the sword”, and its symptoms include fever with no other symptoms, a sign of enterovirus infection, and the most common summer cold Caused by an enterovirus that grows in warm weather, symptoms of a summer cold also include a runny nose and sneezing.

According to an insider report, when you catch a cold in the summer, you feel worse than the winter cold, because summer colds may be caused by a completely different type of virus, while winter colds cause a runny nose and congestion, summer colds They can cause fever and diarrhea, and tend to last longer than their cold-weather counterparts.

Summer cold is the most common 


Summer colds are often caused by a disease known as enterovirus. Enterovirus tends to appear in the summer because the virus thrives in warm weather. Enterovirus is contagious and can be transmitted in the mucus, saliva, or feces of a sick person if you have direct contact with an infected person or You touch a contaminated surface, such as a doorknob, and you may pick up the virus.

Some of the more common symptoms of enterovirus include:


Runny nose


Fever that comes on suddenly


Vomiting and nausea

But it is also common to have a fever without other symptoms. This is a key sign of enterovirus infection because lonely fever is less common in winter colds, which are often caused by rhinovirus infection.

Summer colds tend to last about 10 days and generally go away on their own. This 10-day estimate can help distinguish summer colds from allergies, which tend to last for two months or longer.

Here are the common viruses that still circulate in the summer months:

Rhinoviruses: The most common cause of the common cold, which causes symptoms such as a runny nose, sore throat, congestion, coughing, and sneezing.

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV): RSV is a respiratory illness that can cause mild cold symptoms that generally go away in about a week but can be most harmful to young children and the elderly.

Coronavirus: Although coronaviruses are often associated with severe respiratory illnesses such as SARS and MERS, there is a large family of coronaviruses, many of which can cause the common cold.

How to treat the common cold in the summer


There are no medicines for the common cold and most cases will get better without the need to see a doctor, but the main treatment for a summer cold is simply treating the symptoms, while your body's immune system fights the cold.

For symptoms such as congestion, coughing, or a runny nose, you can take over-the-counter decongestants. To strengthen your immune system, you can eat plenty of fruits and vegetables and drink juice. Getting some rest is an important way to help your body adapt to colds in the summer.