How to avoid catching colds.

Discussion in 'Training, Fitness and Health' started by Globalti, 22 Feb 2018.

  1. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    It's so simple, you have to treat cold viruses like Ebola.

    Wash hands before sitting down to work so that you don't contaminate your keyboard and mouse with viruses you picked up off the office door handles.

    Wash hands on entering your house so that interior fittings etc. are virus-free.

    Don't give viruses a direct route into your throat by picking your nose or rubbing your eyes.

    The minute you feel soreness coming on in your throat and the back of your nose, gargle with Corsodyl, which kills viruses as well as bacteria. Keep gargling three or four times a day and you'll beat the virus.

    This regime works well for me and I almost never get colds..... until I'm in a meeting with an ill-mannered bloater here in Johannesburg who interrupts constantly, texts while I'm talking then suddenly sneezes explosively right in my face. Thank you for giving me a cold when I'm having 5 to 7 meetings a day and taking 10 flights in 2 weeks to 8 different cities.

    :cursing:
     
    Last edited: 22 Feb 2018
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  2. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Avoiding children as much as possible seems to work for me...as well as living alone and working from home
     
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  3. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Location:
    Barmy in Barming
    Avoid public transport
     
  4. Slick

    Slick Veteran

    Not sure exactly how to avoid it, but I sure know how to catch it. Work in a college where they come from all over the country to pass on their germs.:banghead:
     
  5. sheddy

    sheddy Veteran

    Location:
    Suffolk
  6. Welsh wheels

    Welsh wheels Lycra king

    Location:
    South Wales
    Great - then you don't build up any natural resistance to viruses at all ;)
     
  7. mjr

    mjr Wanting to Keep My EU Citizenship

    Freshers flu :laugh:
     
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  8. midlife

    midlife Veteran

    Cold virus is non enveloped and not easily killed by chlorhexidine. Viruses with an envelope are much more susceptible IIRC. Can't argue with all the handwashing though :smile:
     
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