Help Prevent the Spread of Colds
Hand washing is one of the best ways you and your family can help prevent the spread of colds. Wash your hands often. To wash your hands correctly:
- Rub soap onto wet hands for 20 seconds. Make sure to get under your fingernails. Dry your hands with clean paper towel and turn the faucet off with the paper towel.
- If you are unable to wash your hands, you can use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Use a dime-size amount and rub all over your hands until they are dry.
To further prevent the spread of colds:
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cough or sneeze into a tissue or into the crease of your elbow and not into the air.
–Source: National Institutes of Health