Can You Get a Cold in the Summer?

Colds are only for the winter, right? Wrong!

A cold can come on at any time, even during the summer months. However, that doesn’t mean it has to ruin your summer fun. Our team at AFC Urgent Care Ooltewah is sharing some ways you can tackle a summer cold and get back to the party!

How Common Are Colds?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, adults get around two to three colds per year while children may experience up to 12 every year. Therefore, a summer cold can be very common among both children and adults.

Signs of a Summer Cold

  • Sneezing
  • Runny nose
  • Congestion
  • Itchy or sore throat
  • Coughing
  • Sweating
  • Fever

Are There Ways to Prevent a Summer Cold?

While there is no sure way to prevent a cold from happening this summer, there are things you can do to reduce your risk of getting sick overall.

Reduce Your Risk

  • Take care of your immune system.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Drink plenty of fluids.
  • Get plenty of sleep.
  • Wash your hands often.
  • Avoid those who are sick.

Have a cold that just won’t seem to go away? Visit AFC Urgent Care Ooltewah today to get a proper diagnosis and treatment plan!