SECOND OPINION 5 | Five Ways To Prevent A Cold | BCBS


Blue Cross/Blue Shield is a proud sponsor of “Second Opinion” Live Fearless Hello I’m Dr. Roger Oskvig and I’m here
to tell five things to do to prevent a cold. The first of course is to clean your hands,
use alcohol based hand rub, or at least 15 seconds of hand washing with soap wiped with
a single use towel. Viruses remain viable on skin for up to 2
hours. On environmental surfaces viruses last a little
longer; but they do not survive on absorbent materials like tissues, handkerchiefs, and
your sleeves. The next thing to do is, distance yourself
from a person with symptoms. Transmission by droplets is unlikely an arm’s
distance from another person. Third, make sure you getting enough rest. Sleep deprivation increases susceptibility
to getting a cold. Fourth, maintain a healthy diet. Malnutrition will increase the risk and severity
of colds. And lastly, don’t smoke. Smoking increases the risk, duration, and
severity of colds. And that’s your Second Opinion Five. Blue Cross/Blue Shield is a proud sponsor of “Second Opinion” Live Fearless

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