Linda Cobb is called the Queen of Clean because she’s known for giving tips that help the average Jane or Joe keep their castle spic and span. Yet, she has another specialty: She gives advice about how to prevent colds.
It’s no secret that there really isn’t a cure for the common cold. As a result, if you’re the unlucky one who’s stricken with this sickness, all you can do is keep yourself comfortable until it runs its course. So an ounce of prevention is the best bet to keep it away and yourself feeling healthy.
Below are a few tips from the Queen. If you follow them, you’ll lower your risks of getting the common cold and increase your chances of living well throughout the flu and cold season.
Avoid sharing (cell) phones. Germs travel to other areas from your hands and mouth as a result, any type of phone is a carrier. Therefore, avoid sharing your cell phone with anyone. Also, keep any household phone clean. You can do it with a swab or soft cloth dipped in alcohol or listerine.
Sanitize all computer keyboards. If you share a computer at work or home, keep it sanitized with alcohol. By wiping it down on a regular basis with an alcohol wipe, you’ll reduce your chances of catching a sick person’s germs. You can keep a supply of these wipes next to your computer and get them at any retail store that specializes in computer accessories.
Place used tissue from a sick loved one into a plastic bag. If you are taking care of a sick person, be sure to throw away any used tissue into a plastic bag. Don’t just toss them into an open trash container. It’ll reduce your chances of getting their cold.
Keep your hands off of your face. Since our hands carry lots of germs, avoid placing them on your eyes, nose and mouth. If you have to, be sure to wash them thoroughly first. Then, touch.
Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly in hot water and soap. Frequently wash your hands in hot water and soap throughout the day in order to keep them clean. You should focus on doing it before you eat and after you use the rest room or share any items with another person.
Keep kisses regulated to the cheek of a sick person. Is your honey so sick that you wish you could kiss them where it hurts? If so, avoid it. You’ll just help yourself to a large dosage of germs and end up lying in the bed next to them. Instead, kiss them on the cheek with a closed mouth to show your affection and sympathy.
Leave your hankies in your coat jacket. Although it was once a sign of being a gentleman, the use of handkerchiefs is just a way of spreading germs and thus sickness. If you need to wipe your nose or someone else’s, opt for a tissue. Then, afterwards, throw it away into a plastic bag.
The Queen of Clean sure does have a lot of great advice. Right? For more of great tips, check out her website at www.queenofclean.com.
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