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Ways to Avoid Cold and Flu


Every year during the winter season, it seems that so many people find themselves sick with a cold, or worse, the flu. A cold can be a problem enough to make you miss out on activities in your life, and the flu can put you in bed for a week or more. The good news is that there are safe and healthy ways to avoid both of them.

Start by Knowing What You Have

Some people do not understand how to tell the difference between a cold and the flu, but it is a good idea to know how to spot each of them. Here are symptoms of each illness so that you can determine what someone has, and how to avoid it yourself.

How to Avoid Getting Sick

Both the common cold and influenza are highly contagious and they are passed through the air or through touch. In order to avoid getting sick, you need to practice habits to protect yourself. Here are some of the things that you need to do:

Home Remedies to Ease the Cold or the Flu

Any physician will tell you that once you have a cold, there is no cure for it, and the flu is very similar. Instead, you can do things that will ease the symptoms of the illness and make you comfortable enough so that you can continue with your daily life.

If you are smart this cold and flu season, you can remain much healthier despite the germs around you. Remember to wash your hands often, stay away from areas prone to germs, and act quickly when you realize you are getting sick.

Valerie Johnston is a health and fitness writer located in East Texas. With ambitions of one day running a marathon, writing for Healthline.com ensures she keeps up-to-date on all of the latest health and fitness news.

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