15 Ways to Survive the Cold and Flu Season

| 11/18/2010 1:28:00 PM

Cold and flu season is officially upon us. With the holidays right around the corner and a busy schedule knocking down your door, now is no time to get sick! Bypass the cold and flu season this year with natural remedies, herbal supplements, TLC and a little common sense. These 15 tips will help you out! 

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Don't get sick this year! Avoid the cold and flu season with these 15 tips. Photo By TheGiantVermin/Courtesy Flickr. 

1. Wash your hands. It might be cliche, but good hygiene goes a long way.

2. Aim for the elbow. Even if you wash your hands right after coughing on them, you're still likely to spread germs in the process. Cough into your elbow.

3. Keep your hands off your face! Cold and flu germs enter the body most easily through mucus membranes around the nose, eyes and mouth, so keeping your hands away from these areas will lower your chances of getting sick.

4. Be a clean freak. Cold and flu viruses may be lurking on often-touched surfaces in your home. Wipe these surfaces down with a homemade disinfecting cleaner made from vinegar