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Quick Tip #3: Avoiding a Cold While Flying

Travel Tips — By Nicole Lerner on December 18, 2008 at 3:32 pm

Flying this holiday season? With all those germs circulating in that dry, recycled airplane air try these tips to make it to your next destination sneeze-free:

  1. Line your nostrils with a thin layer of Neosporin or other antibiotic ointment, and keep your nasal passages from drying out by using a saline nasal spray.
  2. Hydration is half the battle.  Drink plenty of fluids, and toss an Emergen-C packet or two in your carry-on.  They take up practically no space and provide you with an extra-large dose of Vitamin C and other vitamins.
  3. Bring your own pillow.  Unfortunately, pillow cases and blankets are not changed or cleaned particularly often, so you’re better off supplying your own.
  4. Wash your hands regularly.  Simply washing your hands regularly and thoroughly is one of the most effective ways to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others.
Tags: airplanes, cold prevention, Emergen-C, flying

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