7 Ways To Prevent a Cold
08/25/2012 - 15:00 | 0 Comments|
The beginning of the school year means cold season is about to run its course. Are you in danger of getting sick? We chatted with licensed RN Jackie Garcia to find out how you can protect yourself during cold season.
Many people turn to gargling with salt water when they already caught a cold or flu, but this simple act may be able to help prevent you from getting that dreaded virus in the first place. A study found that gargling regularly with plain tap water helped prevent upper respiratory tract infections (aka a cold). The study also found that those who got sick got over it quicker with gargling. “Gargling has always be seen as a way to help lessen cold and flu symptoms,” Garcia says. “But gargling can also help with prevention as it is very cleansing.”