How to Avoid the Common Cold

By: Scott Becker

Whether it's the beginning of a long cold or flu season, or you are the type of person who worries about this sort of thing all year round, immune deficiency disorders are nothing to sneeze at! Immune deficiency disorders can be very serious.

The common cold which typically includes a sore throat, a runny nose, coughing, sneezing and a general depletion of energy is a viral problem that can be associated with more than a hundred different viruses. Most adults get colds about two to four times a year, while in children, that number can be easily doubled.

Colds are quite contagious and we can get them easily from being in places where other people have them. You can pick them up from the air when people cough or sneeze as well as by making contact with a contaminated surface that an infected person has coughed on. Being that the most transmutable stage is often slightly before the worst of the symptoms set in, it is often hard to tell who might be infected with the common cold.

There is a good chance that simply by taking a few measures, you can prevent getting infected and if you do get infected, you can make sure that it is not something that will linger on for very long. Many people know a few methods for taking care of a cold, but you'll find that there are many things that you can do to make sure that your cold is taken care of fast.

First, you'll end up getting sick if you have too much stress. Make sure that you can relax, being it taking the time to take a walk or to simply stop and read a good book because stress will compromise your immune system. You will soon be adding cold symptoms to the things that you need to worry about if you find that you are constantly keyed up and aggravated!

Be careful of high-risk areas and objects; be very careful with money, pens, pencils and work stations. Be careful when you are in public places because the cold virus is often transferred by touch. Also, remember to wash your hands before you put your hands to your nose or your mouth; this can be an extremely important cold prevention tip.

Make sure when you feel a cold coming on to get plenty of rest, drink plenty of water and take Vitamin C. As you can see, there are many things that you can do to lessen the grip a cold has on you, so take action today!

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