Swine Flu: Shots, Germy Kids and Other Questions

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Jessica Synder Sachs on Nov 3, 2009 at 11:37AM

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Can I Nip It in the Bud?

Q: Is there anything safe that I can take to stop or prevent a cold or flu if I can feel something coming on?

Dr. Tanya: Whoever comes up with that magic elixir will be a world hero. Sadly, there are no sure cold or flu stoppers. The best thing you can do to head off a budding infection is to get plenty of rest, eat healthy foods, and drink plenty of fluids. By taking care of yourself, you’ll be helping your immune system take on that budding cold or flu. For overall infection prevention, the best tactics remain washing your hands frequently and avoiding touching your face.

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