by the experts at Sacred Heart and St. Joseph's Hospitals
It may seem inevitable to catch a cold during the winter, but there are some simple things you can do to try to avoid the sniffles. Thorough hand washing may be the most common method, but there are several other ways to keep cold viruses away this winter—and boost your immune system in the process.
If you do catch a cold, you should be feeling better in a week to 10 days. If symptoms worsen or persist longer, you may want to see your doctor. Sacred Heart Hospital's Urgent Care is available to you 7 days a week, from 6am to 10pm. St. Joseph's Hospital's Urgent Care is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.