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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?

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Dr. Robert Ryan
Dentistry

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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