There’s a reason it’s called the common cold: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), adults can expect to get two to three colds a year, with kids experiencing even more. In fact, colds are the number one reason children miss school and adults miss work.
You probably already know how to recognize a cold, with a runny nose and a sore throat usually being the first signs. Then comes sneezing and coughing, according to the CDC. While most people feel better in a week or so, sometimes colds can linger, making you start wondering why it isn’t over yet. Well, there are some reasons why your cold is lingering, and we’re here to share them with you!
Without further ado, here are 10 things a lingering cold could mean!