Thursday, 31 October 2013

Are you ready for the cough and cold season?


It's that time of the year again when we are struck down with coughs and colds. Kids mixing at school, standing on crowded commuter trains and sharing air-conditioned offices means they can spread like wild-fire, but a few simple preventative measures can help keep you and your family protected.

Hygiene and hand-washing is vital to prevent the spread of germs.



What top tips do you have for dealing with colds?

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13 comments:

  1. I don't know if it makes any difference in regards to colds but I'm a firm believer in not reaching for the medicine. Great post - put to bed some of those myths.

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    1. Nor me really Pinkoddy, i have to be REALLY ill before I pop a pill.

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  2. wasn't ready at all. Which is, of course, why Dimples has gone down with a very debilitating cold whilst we are away over half-term. :(

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  3. I am old skool 'drink plenty of fluids' type of cold tackler.
    And I didn't mean that in a rude way too either you dirty mare ;)

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    1. You mean water and chicken soup right?

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  4. A really funny folklore myth I learnt when I was living in Italy for any poor soul who woke with a bad cold was "you slept with your bum out of the cover" so my tip would be to cover your bottom when you sleep at night :)

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    1. Wow I've never heard that before! Duly noted Mari ;0)

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  5. We take plenty of rest and fluids, and watch CBeebies all day...

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  6. ooh I do everything to avoid the colds as they always end up with Erin having an asthma attack. Not good.

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  7. There is that age old saying "feed a cold and starve the flu" ..... in my book that means eat chocolate :-)
    This *may* be another of those myths .....

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