DO NOT cover your mouth with your hand when you cough or sneeze.
It may be cultural, but in this way all your germs are deposited on you, and then on everything else that you touch. While the viruses that you exhale into the air when you cough and sneeze, in microscopic droplets they quite quickly fall to the ground and dry out, without causing special harm to others. Studies in hospitals showed that those visitors who sat all day at the patient�s bed, while not touching anything with their hands, were infected with ARVI much less frequently than those who came for a short time, but touched the objects surrounding the patient. Rhinovirus - the most popular cold virus - can live up to three hours on the skin or on items such as a telephone or computer keyboard. So, your hands - the shortest path to infection.
Tip: Cough and sneeze into a handkerchief or tissue and throw them away immediately. Wash your hands every time you cough and sneeze into them, and teach your entire family to wash their hands regularly during the epidemic season. Never touch your face with your hands until you wash them.
DO NOT sit warm.
In Russia, ARVI and flu are inextricably linked with the cold season, but not necessarily the cause is cold. We catch cold in winter because most of the time we sit indoors, breathing the same air with infected people. Children who walk in the fresh air, touch each other less and exchange germs with the risk of getting sick than those that are jammed in a stuffy, unventilated classroom when it is cold outside.
Tip: Leave the vents open - fresh air is needed to get rid of germs. Also, do not get carried away with heaters - they dry the mucous of the nose, mouth and eyes, which gives open access to viruses.
DO NOT rush to the pharmacy.
This is one of the most common mistakes - run for antibiotics at the first symptoms of ARVI. The mindless taking of antibiotics not only provokes resistance of bacteria to them, but is also simply ineffective against the common cold. Antibiotics are designed to fight bacteria, not viruses. Worst of all, they kill the right bacteria, which support our immune system. Even if after a week you are expectorating thick and yellow mucus, this does not necessarily require therapeutic intervention.It's just that your body gets rid of dead cells.
Tip: Best for colds help ordinary aspirin, paracetamol. See your doctor if you do not feel better after a week. If, however, you are prescribed a course of antibiotics, do not forget also about probiotics at the end of the course, which will supply your body with the necessary bacteria in order to better resist the infection.
Do not starve.
It is clear that during the illness you want to sleep more than eat, but do not forget about good nutrition - this will help to cope with the cold. It is also important to drink plenty of fluids, because at a temperature and a runny nose the body loses a lot of fluid.
Tip: Eat as usual and drink plenty of fluids (preferably plain water). Include in the diet of fresh fruits and vegetables, preferably seasonal. Nature is very wise, and provides us with the food that we need most at certain times of the year. Lean on beta carotene, vitamins C and E - they are all in fruits and vegetables.
DO NOT be Pavka Korchagin.
There are many pseudo cold remedies that bring temporary relief of symptoms and help you stand on your feet during the day. But is it always a panacea for all ills?
Most often, all these "tera-flu" and "coldrexes" only suppress the symptoms, but do not cure the common cold. Thus, suffering a disease on your feet, you simply undermine your immunity and health. Continuing to go to school and work with SARS and not taking sick leave, you not only run the risk of overdosing everyone else, but also delaying your own recovery and getting a lot of complications.
Advice: Take a sick-list and stay at home at least for the first three days when you are most infectious for those around you. Do not smoke, do not drink alcohol, eat well and be sure to get enough sleep. Any surge can only undermine your health completely.
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Tip 2: Prevention of SARS in children

With the onset of cold weather, mothers with horror expect a period of colds and viral diseases. They consult with acquaintances, friends, relatives, read the information in the mass media about how to prevent ARVI in children. Recently, this question has become a panacea for many. Pharmacies are buying up a huge amount of drugs that allegedly protect against SARS. The forums hotly discuss the effect of these drugs. Some argue about their effectiveness, others - about uselessness.
Prevention of SARS in children

������In fact, to protect the child from ARVI is not so difficult. The question is different - modern mothers (grandmothers, grandfathers, fathers) work a lot, and there is simply no one to sit with a child during an epidemic. We have to take him to a preschool institution or school, in which during this period a lot of children with snot and cough.
Well, how not to get infected here? The source of the virus is man. Therefore, in such a team is impossible not to get sick. And no drugs that are widely advertised in prevention will help you. Their effectiveness has not been proven so far.
�The purchase of such drugs for the prevention of SARS is just a waste of money and psychotherapy for parents. They firmly believe that it was this drug that helped the child, calming themselves. And so this or just a coincidence - will remain unknown.
Therefore, if you have the opportunity to leave the child at home, feel free to leave. At the same time you should not visit places of mass gathering of people with him.
The source of the virus is everything that the patient touches. Take disinfecting wipes with you or wash your hands more often. Teach this children.
The nursery of the virus is money, provided that it is touched by the patient.Try to use credit cards during the outbreak, and don�t give children money (if possible).
Let your child walk in the fresh air as long as possible. In a cool, moving, humid air, viruses die. To this end, often ventilate and moisten the room.
Many parents begin to resent, having noticed that the room is aired in a group or classroom. Should not be doing that. In dry and warm air more likely to get sick. In such air viruses begin to multiply actively.
It is necessary to follow the rules of ventilation. Children must be warmly dressed or leave the room.
Do not give children drugs that can dry the mucous membranes. On the contrary, moisturize them. To do this, flush the nasal cavity with saline solutions. They can be bought in finished form in pharmacies.
Especially moisturize the nasal mucosa before visiting crowded places.
�Prevention of SARS should not be aimed at swallowing pills, but at creating conditions under which the body could easily fight viruses.

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