This takes about 8 to 12 hours for this cycle to happen. About 10 to 12 hours after this, cold symptoms
begin to appear. About 12 hours after that
, the cold symptoms may seem their worst, although it may take longer for the symptoms to reach their peak.
Cold viruses don’t attack very many cells in the mucus membrane, so damage to the membrane is minimal. The symptoms are due to the body reacting against the infection.