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Colds and flu are still around
06 Oct 2014

Have you managed to keep away from them?

All those droplets spraying out into the air can infect other people every time someone sneezes or coughs. There they go, landing on people, desks, food etc. and waiting to hitch a ride on your hands and make you sick too!

You can cut down on spreading the germs if:

  • you cover your mouth when you cough
  • you use a tissue to wipe your nose and then put it into a bin or flush it done the toilet
  • you wash your hands often and especially before eating
  • you keep your germs at home until you feel better.

Can you blow your nose properly? Those of you with a baby brother or sister will know how funny it is when the little one is learning to blow his or her nose.

Here’s the ‘right’ way to blow a nose.

  • Close one nostril and blow down the other one into a tissue or handkerchief.
  • Then hold the other nostril closed while you blow down the other side.
  • There is no need to blow really hard, just gently will do.
  • Now, flush away that tissue!

If your nose is getting sore from using tissues then you can use a bit of cream to soothe it.

Colds don’t usually last more than a couple of days. Drink lots of water and fruit juice, rest and sleep and you’ll soon be feeling better.

If you want to know more, look at our topic Colds and flu.