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How can I prevent my baby from getting a cold?

How can I prevent my baby from getting a cold?

It's hard to prevent: You obviously should keep the child from other people with colds and clean things other babies have played with before letting your baby play with it. However, our immune system needs to fight infections to become stronger and you really can't stop it. So prevent what you can but realize that it's going to happen at some point. ...Read more

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I have a sick family member (a cold)in my house and i really don't want to get sick near the holidays. How can I pervent getting a cold?

I have a sick family member (a cold)in my house and i really don't want to get sick near the holidays. How can I pervent getting a cold?

Hard to do: If your breathing the same air (living in same space) it's hard to avoid. Try wearing a mask until they are no longer contagious. Clean all environmental surfaces (faucets, drawer handles, door handles, toilet handles) with lysol. Keep them somewhat isolated, if possible. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent getting a cold?

What can I do to prevent getting a cold?

Not much: The things you're supposed to do are to avoid crowds curing cold season and to wash your hands frequently, but frankly most people get a couple colds a year no matter what they do. Some people swear by echinacea taken at the first onset of symptoms, but the data aren't very convincing. My approach is to accept the inevitable, and just hope it happens at a convenient time. ...Read more

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What is the best thing to do to prevent getting a cold?

What is the best thing to do to prevent getting a cold?

Prevention: Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Avoid touching mouth, nose or eyes with unclean hands. Cough into crock of elbow. Stay away from people who are ill. Get your influenza vaccine to prevent the flu. ...Read more

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How can I prevent getting a cold in a house of sick people?

How can I prevent getting a cold in a house of sick people?

Handwashing: If you have to stay there, wash your hands a lot, and make sure everyone else does to. Good luck! ...Read more

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What to do if a sick person just coughed on me. How to prevent from getting a cold?

What to do if a sick person just coughed on me. How to prevent from getting a cold?

Prevention: To avoid getting an upper respiratory infection practice excellent hand washing. Wash hands frequently ; thoroughly with warm water and soap. Do not touch mouth, eyes or hands unless hands are clean. Avoid contact with people who have upper respiratory infections. Cover coughs. ...Read more

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What are the simplest ways of preventing against getting a cold or the flu?

What are the simplest ways of preventing against getting a cold or the flu?

Hand washing &: Frequent hand washing, avoid touching your face and nose, using a mask, avoiding crowded places would help. For additional information check out the cdc website. http://www.cdc.gov/flu/keyfacts.htm. ...Read more

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How can I prevent getting a cold (the common cold)?

How can I prevent getting a cold (the common cold)?

Common cold: To avoid getting an upper respiratory infection practice excellent hand washing. Wash hands frequently ; thoroughly with warm water and soap. Do not touch mouth, eyes or hands unless hands are clean. Avoid contact with people who have upper respiratory infections. Cover coughs. ...Read more

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I feel like i'm getting a cold how can I get rid of it before it comes?

I feel like i'm getting a cold how can I get rid of it before it comes?

Can't stop it.: Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a neti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect ; mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey ; a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more

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Can getting a cold effect if you get your period or not?

Can getting a cold effect if you get your period or not?

If your body is: Stressed enough from a viral infection - if could impact your period. ...Read more