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Ways to Prevent Colds and Flu: Hand Washing and Other Tricks to Keep from Getting Sick

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What are Colds and Flu?
  • Colds and flu are very common illnesses.
  • People who have a cold often feel tired, have a runny nose and sore throat, and sneeze a lot.
  • People who have the flu often have a fever, body aches, a headache, a cough, and a sore throat .
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You can get colds or flu from people who are sick by:
  • Breathing in their germs.
  • Touching your eyes, nose, or mouth after getting their germs on your hands.
  • Touching a cup, or something else that you will put in your mouth, after getting germs on your hands.
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You can get germs on your hands by:
  • Being near someone who is sick when they cough or sneeze.
  • Touching someone who is sick, or touching things in their room or house when they are sick.
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  • This is the most important thing that you can do to prevent colds and flu.
  • Wash your hands under running water.
  • USE SOAP!!!
  • Clean above your wrists, between your fingers and under your finger nails.
  • Use a towel to turn off the water AND to open the door, if you are in a sick personís room.
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You can also protect yourself from getting sick by:
  • Asking your doctor about getting vaccinated for the flu.
  • Drinking plenty of water.
  • Getting plenty of fresh air.
  • Eating your fruits and vegetables.
  • Relaxing and get plenty of sleep everyday.
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