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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    How common are colds?

    Is it common to experience a cold once a year?
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  • Dr E. Vanessa Salazar Serrano

    GP (General Practitioner)

    Dr. Serrano is a Queensland-trained female GP.Following completion of her medical degree from the University of Queensland, Dr. Serrano has worked at the Royal Brisbane … View Profile

    How often a person can expect to catch a common cold depends on her age, smoking status, working/living environment, and pre-existing illnesses. Younger children, especially in those in pre-school years, can have a common cold from 6 to 12 times a year. An adult can expect between 1 to 3 colds a year.

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