What are you doing to avoid getting sick during cold & flu season?

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-07-2007
What are you doing to avoid getting sick during cold & flu season?
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Fri, 12-03-2010 - 1:37pm

Do you avoid shaking hands?

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-24-2009

First and foremost, I got a flu shot.

Beyond that important precaution, I do try to avoid touching door handles in public places — and I wash my hands a lot, which is why they look so old, remember? ;-)




iVillage Member
Registered: 08-07-2007
Oh, darn, that's right! I keep forgetting that all that washing is why our hands are looking so old. LOL

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-07-2007

Very interesting... someone shared this article with me about the most common infectious diseases according to Canadian Public Health.

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-07-2007

Speaking of avoiding/curing the cold, I just ran across this article which cites a new study that found that the herbal remedy, echinacea does not cure the cold and is in fact no better than a placebo.

You can read all about it here: http://www.ivillage.com/echinacea-no-cure-common-cold-study-finds/4-a-308268?ice=iv:mb:msg:as