Health in a Minute: How to Fight a Winter Cold

How to Fight a Winter Cold
While many believe that a seasonal cold is inevitable, there are ways to reduce your chance of catching one. The American Lung Association (ALA) offers a few tricks to avoid the common cold:

  • Wash your hands often, especially in public places or around someone with a cold.
  • Don’t touch your eyes or your nose to prevent spreading germs.
  • Don’t share drinks or utensils with someone who has a cold.
  • Keep sinuses from drying out by watching the humidity in your home. Moist nasal membranes help move bacteria and viruses out.