So, how do you... catch a cold, anyway?
I actually have two cold-related questions in this post.
1. How do you CATCH a cold anyway? It's a virus. That means it has to get into your body somehow. What does that have to do with BEING cold? Like, sleeping with your feet out of the cover or something... don't tell me the cold virus likes going in through feet that are cold! Why does it work like that? It makes sense to catch a cold through someone else's fluids when they cough or something, but... what's the deal with BEING in the cold?
2. A cold seems to have multiple phases. For me, it starts with an annoying stinging in the back of my nose, towards my throat. I suspect this is from my nose tonsils, but not sure... Anyway, after a day of that, it goes away, and the sniffing stuffy crap starts up... And then, there's occasionally some coughing, and I suspect it's from sleeping with mouth open and drying out the throat... In any case, the question is: Although the symptoms persist in different forms, when is the cold out of your system? That is, when can you declare yourself non-contagious?