How to prevent common cold in winter ?

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It is considered normal to get cold in winter months Most people get cold in winter and spring but can get cold at any time of the year. Symptoms of a cold are usually:
Runny nose
Coughing ,sneezing
sore throat 

Most people recover within about 7-10 days. However, people with weakened immune systems, asthma, or respiratory conditions may develop serious illnesses, such as bronchitis or pneumonia.


How to prevent from getting common cold ?

Common cold is caused due to transmission of virus from infected person through air or close personal contact. Your hands may get contaminated when when you hand-shake with infected person or touch surfaces like door-knob and touch your eye, nose or mouth with infected hand . So you can follow following precautions to prevent from common cold :

Wash your hands regularly with soap and water. Usually 20 second of wash is called acceptable. Use alcohol based handsanitiser if soap and water isn\’t available. This will destroy the virus in your hands.

Avoid touching your nose, eyes and mouth with unwashed hands to prevent the viruses from reaching the body.

Maintain distance and wear mask while visiting infected people.

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