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10 Ways You Could Be Prolonging Your Cold


Regardless of if you’re sniffling from a common cold or battling full blown fever and sore throated-influenza, you should be making time for rest and relaxation.

Taking care of you is vital with a cold virus or flu. If you treat your body kindly, you could be well in a week. However, if you refuse to play sick patient and stay home in bed, you could be dragging your sick days out for a more extended period.

Here are ten common cold and flu mistakes that could prolong your recovery…

1. Spreading Your Germs Around

Just because you feel better in a few days after contracting a nasty cold or flu doesn’t mean you’re no longer contagious. So do your coworkers a favor and stay home. Stop the spread of germs by keeping a distance, washing your hands regularly, and covering your mouth when you cough or sneeze.

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