My daughter has only been back at pre-school for a few days and already she’s coming down with a cold. As I got my darling little four-year old dressed this morning she let out a coughing fit that sounded like she was a trucker who had been up all night hauling freight and smoking a pack of menthol cigarettes! Another tell-tale sign that she was coming down with something was the little red-patch under her nose from where she had wiped with tissues throughout the night.
The common cold is arguably the most common illness in humans. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it is one of the most common causes of school absenteeism with up to 22 million school days lost each year in the U.S.