The best protection against colds is timely prevention, but sometimes a cold still overcomes us. The fact is that microorganisms and viruses can live on untreated surfaces for up to 18 hours (until the virus finds its host). Viruses and bacteria penetrate the mucous membranes of the mouth, nose and eyes, spreading through the air with coughing, sneezing and even simple conversation. You may not be able to completely prevent colds (SARS), but there are effective ways to relieve symptoms. Trust Online Pharmacy gives advice on how to speed up recovery (this also includes frequent hand washing).