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How many colds does the average person get per year?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Two

The average adult gets about 2 colds per year, typically one in the summer and one in the winter. You might get more if you're around small children a lot.

In brief: Two

The average adult gets about 2 colds per year, typically one in the summer and one in the winter. You might get more if you're around small children a lot.
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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics

In brief: Depends on age

The average number of upper respiratory illness that a child is exposed to in the first few years of life is approx 6-12 and that can increase if the child is in daycare or has older siblings in the home.

In brief: Depends on age

The average number of upper respiratory illness that a child is exposed to in the first few years of life is approx 6-12 and that can increase if the child is in daycare or has older siblings in the home.
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