head colds - nasal conditions - Salem, OrResearch from The Journal of the American Medical Association has shown that adults can expect to have an average of 4 to 6 colds per year.

Children may often have more than 9 per year. Colds are caused by viruses and don’t require treatment with antibiotics. Colds are primarily spread through sneezing or by touching your nose, eyes, or mouth after contact with someone who has a cold.