Common cold, just as the name suggests, is one of the most common illnesses, and is a leading cause of doctor visits and missed days from school days in children. There is no proven treatment or prevention method for the common cold. Even a medication that is only partially effective in the treatment and prevention of the common cold could markedly reduce morbidity and economic losses due to this illness. Zinc has been evaluated as cold remedy in various studies. Take a glance at the evidence showing effect of zinc on common cold in children.