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How to Prevent From Having a Cold this Winter

POSTED October 10, 2019

Howdy Riders, tired of getting up in the middle of class to blow your nose, fed up with constant coughing and irritated with sore throats, muscle aches, or headaches?

The number one thing to prevent these annoying symptoms of the common cold is so easy a toddler could do it.

First Step: Wash your hands regularly.

“A Good rule of thumb? (No Pun intended)?” According to the article 13 ways to prevent from getting sick if you wash your hands regularly you’re less likely to get a cold. When doing this the water will dilute the germs and the soap will kill off the germs faster.  Hum Happy Birthday or the ABCs while washing your hands to get an accurate time frame and in order to stop the spread of those nasty germs. So please wash your hands!

Second Step: Do not touch your face.

Your nose and eyes are where many germs live, so avoid touching these areas. Since a germ can live up to a week without a host you never know what clean surfaces can be contaminated. Lysol wipes or other disinfectants can help reduce these hidden risks.

Third Step: Cover your nose and mouth when you cough.

The recommended way to cover your mouth and nose when you cough is to cough into the crook of your arm. This will keep your hands clean and free of germs. It will also help prevent the spread of germs.

Final Step:  Avoid people who have a cold.

During the first few days the cold often causes a sore throat and a runny nose. If you notice someone with these symptoms, try to keep your distance. If you have these symptoms then keep your distance from those around you.

To learn more about how to prevent a common cold this winter visit:

https://www.tylenol.com/symptoms/cold-flu/preventing-a-cold

 

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