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    What Do You Know About the Common Cold?

    1. More than 200 viruses cause colds.
    2. Frequent handwashing can reduce your chances of getting a cold.
    3. Frequently cleaning telephones, countertops, and faucets in your home when a family member has a cold can help keep the illness from spreading.
    4. Wearing warm clothing, avoiding cold drafts, and not going outside with wet hair can keep you from catching a cold.
    5. Over-the-counter cold/cough medicines can cure a cold.
    6. Keeping your fingers out of your eyes and nose can help keep you from getting a cold.
    7. It's better to blow your nose with a tissue than with a handkerchief.
    8. Drinking lots of liquids can help you recover from a cold.
    9. Drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes can make you feel worse when you have a cold.
    10. Most colds can be self-treated at home.
    11. Antibiotics can cure the common cold.
    Online Medical Reviewer: Lentnek, Arnold, MD, FACP
    Online Medical Reviewer: Moloney Johns, Amanda, PA-C, MPAS, BBA
    Date Last Reviewed: 8/1/2016
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    Southern New Mexico
    Surgery Center

    2301 Indian Wells Rd. Suite B
    Alamogordo, NM 88310
    www.snmsc.org

    Phone: 575.437.0890
    Fax: 575.437.0905
    Email: info@snmsc.org

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