The common cold is a mild viral infection of your upper respiratory tract . There’s no cure for it, and it will typically go away in a week or two. Although it isn’t all that harmful, it might not feel that way. Here are some don'ts to remember when you’re going through the dreadful experience:
Coming into work/ school
If you’re feeling the least bit feverish, it’s best to rest it out at home. Don’t risk indulging in the tiresome duties of your workplace as it will only prolong your recovery.
If you can’t afford to be away from work, it’s still best not to shake hands with anyone else.
Avoid the requisite beso with friends or titas – much better to keep our loved-ones disease-free.
Drinking from someone else’s glass
Just don’t do it.
Eating off of someone else’s plate
It doesn’t matter if it’s your partner, sibling, parent, or bff – don’t expose them to the virus!
Tell your S.O. – better luck next time!
Bum from another person’s cigarette
Well, you shouldn’t even be smoking while you’re sick in the first place!
Not covering with a handkerchief
Avoid sneezing/ coughing on people in general, colds or not – especially babies!
Sure you’re feeling a bit vulnerable since you’re sick, but that doesn’t mean you have to start an epidemic!
Please don’t forget to sanitize your hands!
Don’t leave crumpled and used tissues around, not only is it untidy, it just makes your workspace a hub for disease. Dispose of them properly.
Eating shared hors d’oeuvres
Best not to plunge your hands into a bowl of peanuts in a restaurant or bar.
Mayo Clinic Staff Print. "Common cold." Overview - Common cold - Mayo Clinic. N.p., 09 Apr. 2016. Web. 27 Jan. 2017.
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