Whether or not you like the winter months that are upon us and the holidays and winter sports they bring, one thing is certain: no one likes the illnesses that commonly spring up during this time of year. Winter brings with it many ear, nose, and throat (ENT) health conditions and they range from the common cold to bronchitis.
First, we should talk about the common cold. Sooner or later everyone catches a cold. There are many wives tales as to why we catch colds; going outside with wet hair, rapid changes in outdoor temperatures, etc.. However, in reality the common cold is caused by many different viruses. That is what makes them so difficult to cure and even trickier to prevent. It is also why cold symptoms can be addressed but the causes can’t be eradicated.