• Question: What is a rhinovirus

    Asked by Erica x to Shannon on 15 Nov 2017.
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      Shannon Fullbrook answered on 15 Nov 2017:

      Rhinovirus is the virus which causes the common-cold. most people think that a cold is caused by bacteria and that if they take antibiotics they would get better, however antibiotics dont work on viruses so antibiotics wont help with the common cold.

      Next time you have a bad cold, try and let your body fight it off. Your immune system is much more effective against viruses then antibiotics which dont actually work on viruses at all!