Family & Relationships The two surfaces you should stop touching to avoid getting flu

12:52  17 october  2017
12:52  17 october  2017 Source:   Country Living (UK)

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The two things you stop touching if you … 5 signs your job is harming your health. As the dreaded flu season approaches, it's safe to say we'll do anything we can to avoid getting ill.

Avoiding the Swine Flu Get Vaccinated, it is the best protection. UPDATE. Don't touch public things. Avoid touching surfaces and items in public use Also, these masks need to be medically fitted and tested to be properly sealed on your face, or they will not stop you from inhaling the virus.

The two surfaces you should stop touching to avoid getting flu © Getty The two surfaces you should stop touching to avoid getting flu As the dreaded flu season approaches, it's safe to say we'll do anything we can to avoid getting ill. Especially since the NHS has warned that the UK could face its worst flu season in history.

And it looks like following some simple guidance surrounding hygiene could make all the difference when it comes to reducing your chances of catching a cold.

In fact, the best thing you can do to avoid germs is to stop touching certain areas in public places, Boots pharmacist Angela Chalmer told the Express.

"Particular watch-outs are handle bars on public transport and shop counters," she said.

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During cold and flu season, we're inundated with messages to wash our hands frequently. But to avoid getting sick, it's also important that we stop touching our noses and mouths all the The researchers observed them, noting how often they touched a common surface and then their mouth or nose.

Remember, most people get it when they touch surfaces these droplets have landed on, then touch their face before washing. Stop the Spread of Cold and Flu Germs. Control Contagious Infections in Children. 6 Secrets of Super-Healthy People. Stay Healthy: 6 Tips for Avoiding Cold and Flu .

Of course, it's not always possible to avoid touching germ-ridden surfaces, so the important thing is to avoid touching your face with dirty hands.

"Help prevent getting a cold by being careful not to touch your eyes, nose or mouth when you've been in public spaces, as this can transfer the virus to yourself," she added.

And if you want to boost your chances of dodging germs, then consider investing in a protective nasal spray...

"When cough and cold seasons strikes, make sure you're prepared by keeping a nasal spray close to hand to help fight the first signs of cold and flu symptoms," she added.

Well, we'll definitely give it a go!

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What can you do to stop getting Ebola. Don't touch public things Avoid touching surfaces and items in public use during the flu season, and wash your hands often if you cannot totally avoid these places.

It's important to know that taking these medicines will not stop the spread of swine flu . The best way to avoid catching swine flu , or spreading it around, is to take sensible hygiene precautions, such as If you have difficulty breathing, or you are getting worse, you should call for medical advice by phone.

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