Common colds are infection that affect your nose and throat. Although they might not look like it, they are harmless and can be cured in about a week or 10 days, at most. However, it is always advisable to know how to avoid them so not to go through that nuisance of being sick.
There’s no vaccine for the common cold, but there are other things that are useful in order to slow the spread of the virus. One of the best is to wash your hands, with soap and water and very often. You can also use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, but only if you don’t have soap. On the other hand, it is very effective to disinfect your stuff and to discard used tissues right away after sneezing or coughing on them. Furthermore, the most common thing is not to share drinking glasses or utensils with people that have cold or if you have it. Apart from that, the only thing you can do is to take care of yourself, eating well and getting enough sleep.