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Health Tip: Avoid Spreading the Common Cold

(HealthDay News) -- If you've caught a cold, a few precautions can help you recover and avoid spreading it to others.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests:

  • When you're sick, stay home from work or school.

  • Avoid close contact with others.

  • Any time you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and nose.

  • Disinfect surfaces at home.

  • After blowing your nose, wash your hands.

Online Medical Reviewer: Louise Akin, RN, BSN
Online Medical Reviewer: Daphne Pierce-Smith, RN, MSN, FNP, CCRC
Last Review Date: 1/14/2014
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