Tips to Avoid the Common Cold
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and warm water or use a liquid hand sanitizer.
- Try to stay away from people who are sneezing and coughing (at least three feet).
- Get plenty of rest.
- Exercise as often as possible.
- Eat healthy foods.
- Don't smoke.
- Don't share drinking glasses.
- Check with your doctor about a flu shot and taking vitamins.
For further information on avoiding the common cold, visit the Duke University Health System site.