Doctor Ronald Turner discusses what are common colds, and how dangerous are colds
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Host: How dangerous are colds? Ronald Turner: Well, colds not themselves are dangerous at all, so nobody dies with cold. There are individuals who by virtue of underlying illnesses may have more severe disease associated with colds. One of those is Asthma for instance, so if you have -- are an asthmatic and you catch a cold, you are susceptible to having an exacerbation of your asthma or reversing of your asthma. So, as a direct consequence of cold there is no danger but there can be complications in some populations.