Apparently getting the cold 2 to 4 times a year is normal on average. I use to think that colds were only for people who were with weak immune systems and ate badly. I spent yesterday researching on the lymphatic system and recently learned that colds are normal even if you eat well and you live a relatively healthy lifestyle. Since viruses mutate often the body does not recognize these new foreign invaders (viruses) so it will have to acclimate to these viruses by fighting it and as a result a cold comes on. What is not normal is if you get really sick from a cold virus, such as severe illness or hospitalization. Healthy people usually beat cold in 3-4 days as compared to less healthy takes around 7 days or more. Also the energy level one experience during these days makes a difference. I found that less healthy people handle colds much worse than those who are healthier. So if you get a cold don’t blame your diet if your eating well cause several colds a year is absolutely normal and inevitable.
Who gets colds?
Children get an average of six to ten colds a year. Adults get two to four colds a year. Children get more colds than adults because they have less resistance to infection and because they have contact with many other children in day care centers and schools. Almost everyone who inhales cold viruses is infected, but only about 75 percent of them develop cold symptoms. In the United States, colds are most common during the fall and winter.
Just wanted to take a poll here on average how many colds do you get. I am not talking about small sniffles but full onset colds?