Anonymous asked in HealthDiseases & ConditionsOther - Diseases · 1 decade ago

Why our body can not create antibody for common cold or cough?

There are vaccines for many diseases. Our body can make antibody for many diseases. Disease like small pox, chicken pox, diptheria, Hepatitis would attach human only once. After that our body is prepared the antibody and so no further infection is not possible for those diseases.

However the common cold or cough are also caused by viruses. Neither our body can make antibody nor there is any vaccine for it.

7 Answers

  • rosieC
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    1. What is the difference between a cold and the flu?

    Although the flu and the common cold are both respiratory illnesses, they are caused by different viruses. Because they have similar symptoms, it can be difficult to tell them apart. But generally cold symptoms are much milder than flu.

    Common cold symptoms include:

    Sore throat

    Stuffy nose

    Runny nose


    Mild fever

    The flu, on the other hand, often causes higher fever, chills, body ache, and fatigue.

    2. Why isn't there a cold vaccine?

    The common cold can be caused by nearly 250 different viruses. It's just too difficult for scientists to prepare a vaccine that protects against all of the cold viruses. Also, there's less need for a cold vaccine. Colds are minor infections of the throat, nose, and sinuses. Colds generally come and go with no serious complications. You're miserable for a few days, then it's over.

    3. Could my cold symptoms actually be allergies?

    If you are sniffling, but not achy or feverish at all, you may very well have allergies. Also, if your symptoms last longer than two weeks, and you also have red, itchy eyes, the evidence points to allergies. However, it's often hard to tell because people with allergies and asthma are more likely to get colds. They may already have inflamed and irritated lungs - so they are less able to fight off a cold virus

    Source(s): professional nurse
    • Craig4 years agoReport

      Interesting rosieC. I thought this answer looked familiar - plagiarized from WebMD

  • 1 decade ago

    What I understand is that our bodies do create antibodies for the common cold. Each time we catch a cold our bodies create and antibody for it and we will never again catch that strain of cold virus. The problem is there are over 200 different strains of cold viruses. This is just one reason why it is extremely difficult to create a vaccine for a cold virus.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The common cold is caused by a large variety of viruses, which mutate quite frequently during reproduction, resulting in constantly changing virus strains. Thus, successful immunization is highly improbable.

  • 4 years ago

    When B cells activated by antigen, B cells will proliferate and differentiate to plasma cells and memory cells. Plasma cells will counteract the recent antigen by producing antibody. Memory cells continue to exist in our body. When the same type of antigen enter our body in the future, these memory cells will be activated, produce antibody and results in immediate response.

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  • Jaime
    Lv 4
    3 years ago


    Source(s): Nasal Polyps Cure
  • 1 decade ago

    because the one's that it cant make antibody's for keep on changing e.g the cold it hardly ever stays the same it adapts

  • 1 decade ago

    as they said but tward cough it is not due to virus only it may be for many reason these reason is not immunogenic i.e no antigenic determinant

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