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The best defense against the cold or flu

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The best defense against the cold or flu

Flu and cold season is upon us and its likely that you know of someone at school or the office whos feeling under the weather. Take action and protect yourself by washing your hands often. Proper hand washing technique includes: rubbing hands thoroughly with soap and water for 10-15 seconds, rinse off all traces of soap residue and dry off with a single-use paper towel. To reduce germs being passed around by your family members, make frequent hand washing a rule for everyone, especially children. Get into the habit of washing before eating and cooking, after using the bathroom, house cleaning, playing with pets, taking public transit, contact around any sick friends or relatives, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. Hand washing is one of the best ways to stop the spread of the cold or flu virus. Remember to rehydrate with a moisturizing hand lotion after each cleansing to protect from dryness, irritation and cracking. Look for hand creams that are packed with vitamins and rich emollients.

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