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Colds (cont.)

Cold Prevention

  • Wash hands frequently.
  • Avoid touching the nose, mouth, and eyes.
  • Do not share utensils or towels with anyone.
  • Wear gloves while in public places, such as public transportation during the winter cold season.
  • There is no vaccine to prevent colds. There are two major reasons vaccines are not being sought for colds. First, almost every person who gets a cold recovers without any complications, and second, with over 250 viral types, producing an effective vaccine against most or all viral types is nearly impossible with current techniques.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/17/2015

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