Who Is At Risk?
Though we have touched on some individuals who are more likely to come down with the common cold, there is one more group of important note here: kids. Children will typically have around five colds a year. Why is the number so high? Because they spend so much of their time around other people and generally are in very close contact with those people, especially in a daycare setting.
Also, children usually do not practice good hygiene like their adult counterparts. Another reason why children are affected so often is that they have not had the time to develop immunities to all of the different types of the virus like adults have had time to do.