What do you do to prevent colds?

@mkirby624 (1599)
United States
January 28, 2007 10:10am CST
I have gotten SO many colds this year! I know it's just because it's my first year of teaching, and I am catching every germ that walks through my classroom door. Besides that Airborne medicine (which is disgusting), what does everyone do to prevent getting so many colds during the winter season?
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• United States
28 Jan 07
Well with teaching its probably more likely to get colds since you are around so many people in a small environment that day. Try to sanitize everything you can! And I always keep hand sanitizer on me just because ya never know right? Lol it sounds silly but it helps. Keep up on your vitamin C also, that helps fights colds. And drink lots of water!
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@mkirby624 (1599)
• United States
28 Jan 07
I've just started taking vitamins. I'm not a big fan of them, but I'm less of a fan of colds, so I'll deal. I'm a germ-x freak. I have my own pump bottle that I don't allow the kids to use because they usually sneeze into their right hand, then use their right hand to pump out the germ-x. SICK.
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• Philippines
28 Jan 07
keeping your self healthy is the best way to prevent sickness. healthy diet, exercise, drink plenty water and taking vit.c are some of the ways...
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@mkirby624 (1599)
• United States
28 Jan 07
I'm beginning to think that no matter how healthy i stay, my students will still give me germs
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@webbuff (926)
• Philippines
22 Mar 07
Lots of vitamin c's.. if you can have a glass of lemon juice or equal it would be great. Also i tried multivitamins.. it works. try centrum.
@seamonkey (1981)
• Ireland
16 Mar 07
I wash my hands and try to keep people taht are sick from touching my stuff or breathing on me. Lots of fluids, vitamin C, and trying to make sure I stay warm and don't get too wet. I've been pretty successful so far this year.
@wolfie34 (26792)
• United Kingdom
12 Mar 07
I don't tend to suffer with colds or flus, because I go to the gym 5 times a week, any germs or bugs I sweat out of my system through 90 minute sessions, on the treadmill, weight training and boxing! I also have home recipes from my mum, like menthol crystals when you have a blocked nose, or a hot toddy to drive the bugs away! Exercise is a great way of keeping away flus and colds in the winter.
@weemam (13377)
28 Jan 07
I have just bought a fruit juicer and I use cirus fruits , delicous with ginger in them and hope this will help , it has worked so far xx
@imrajesh (1967)
• India
28 Jan 07
i jsut keep my ears covered in the chillly cold and whenever i go out in open. i take medicine whenever necessary. have a nice day.