Strep Throat (cont.)
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To avoid getting strep throat, it is a good idea to avoid contact with anyone who has a strep infection.
Keep up your body's resistance to infection with a good diet, plenty of sleep, and regular exercise. Managing stress can also strengthen your body's ability to fight off illness, such as strep throat. For more information, see the topic Stress Management.
Humidify your home during the dry winter months or year-round if you live in a dry climate. Moisture in the air (humidity) helps keep your mucous membranes moist and more resistant to bacteria. You can use a humidifier in the bedroom while you sleep. But use care if a person in the home has asthma or allergies, because mold or other particles that collect in the humidifier can make these conditions worse. Clean humidifiers on a regular basis.
Stop smoking, and avoid breathing others' smoke. Smoke irritates the throat tissues and may make you more susceptible to infection.
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