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How to Protect Yourself and Others from Common Colds?

September 09, 2021 0 Comments

How to Protect Yourself and Others from Common Colds?

A runny nose and sore throat usually characterize a cold and then were accompanied by coughing and sneezing. Most people feel better within 7-10 days. To reduce the risk of getting a cold, wash your hands frequently, avoid contact with sick people, never touch your face with uncleaned hands.
There are ways to prevent getting sick. While you may still get the flu or cold, these things can help to reduce or prevent symptoms.
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  • Wash your hands as much as possible. Washing your hands often will help stop the bacteria and germs from spreading. If water and soap are not available, you can use hand sanitizer. Use Gelair Tea Tree Protect Hand Sanitiser, and it kills 99% of bacteria and germs more effectively than handwashing without rinsing.
Gelair Tea Tree Protect Hand Sanitiser has a more vital tea tree oil to make it last longer than other sanitizers with a higher alcohol level.
Get enough sleep, eat well, and be active. These will help you boost your immune system and help keep your body strong.

Sneeze and cough into your elbow. Consider all the germs that you can spread by touching your skin.

Clean surfaces with antibacterial products. Make sure you have the antibacterial effects of disinfecting germs in your home. Common areas including countertops and tables. Make sure to clean the light switches and door handles.

We suggest using Gelair All-Purpose Tea Tree Oil Spray to kill mould germs and bacteria on most surfaces, widespread areas. It also prevents the growth of mould on grout and silicone.
If you are ill, stay home. Contagiousness can occur before symptoms appear and after symptoms subside. Avoid spreading the virus to others.

Things to consider when you're sick

You or your children may get the flu or cold even if you have taken precautions. You can make yourself feel better and help your body fight off the virus.
  • Get enough rest. If you have a fever, this is particularly important. Your body can fight infection with rest.
  • Avoid secondhand smoke and quit smoking. Smoking can worsen the symptoms.
  • Get plenty of fluids. Get water, tea, or clear soups. Fluids can help to loosen mucus and prevent dehydration.
  • Avoid alcohol. Drinking alcohol can cause you to become dehydrated and make your symptoms even worse.
  • Warm salt water is best for gargle to relieve sore throats; you can use it a few times daily.
  • Use saltwater (saline) nose drops. They can help to loosen the mucus and moisturize the delicate skin of your nose. These can be used safely on babies and young children.
  • Use a humidifier. Using a humidifier can add moisture to the air, which can help relieve congestion in the nose and chest. You can also diffuse organic essential oils. Here are some blends you could try:
HoPE - Cold and Cough Diffuser Blend
HoPE - Stuffy Nose Blend
HoPE - Cold Detox Blend
Diffuse and Get well!
  • Take your medicine. Over-the-counter medications are available for adults. These medicines won't cure the flu or cold, but they can reduce some symptoms. Before giving treatment to children, talk to your doctor. Some medications can be dangerous for babies and young children. Your doctor might prescribe antiviral medicines if you have the flu. Taking your medicines may reduce the time that you are sick with flu symptoms.

When do you need to see a doctor?

You should call your doctor asap if your symptoms persist or you are at risk. To confirm or rule out the problem, your doctor can order tests and perform an examination.

Keep Safe!

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