5 Ways to Keep the Flu From Taking Over Your Home (Giveaway)

by Jennifer Sikora

Everyone in my household has been sick — with the exception of me. During the last month, my son has gotten a really bad case of the flu, passed it on to his sister, who then passed it on to her father. Each night as I was throwing trashcans full of tissues away, I silently plead, Please do not let me get sick! Have you been there lately?

I have been very fortunate and have stayed well. It has taken an act of congress and lots of healthy foods, vitamins, and water to keep me well. I want it to stay that way, so when the flu takes over your home like it did mine, there are things you can do to combat against those nasty germs. Here are 5 ways to keep the flu from taking over your home!

1. Fill Your Body with Vitamin C

I have always heard that to fight off a cold, drink and eat lots of vitamin C, so I have been doing just that. I have been keeping oranges at the house and anytime I get a craving for something sweet, I have been eating one or two. The added boost of Vitamin C to my immune system is definitely a plus.

2. Sanitize and fumigate all areas where sick people touch

I am a firm believer that if you touch something that someone else who is sick has touched — you will get sick! My husband keeps sanitizer by his bed, in the kitchen, in the bathroom, in his vehicle, and he has a little bottle stowed away in my purse. Keep the germs at bay. Spray Lysol or some other form of germ killer in the area where they sleep or sit.

3. Politely ask all sick people to not come to your home until they are well

Many people think my husband is a bit gruff when it comes to inviting people into our home, but he is really just wanting to keep his family well. If someone mentions that they have had a cold, but want to come over and spend time with us, we politely ask them to wait until they are all the way well. Everyone usually understands and is more than happy to wait.

4. Use tissues that help kill germs instead of rags and toilet paper

When you sneeze or have to blow your nose, you usually grab whatever you can find laying closely beside you. Keep a box of Scotties tissues sitting around so that when someone feels a sneeze coming on, they can catch it quickly so that germs are not spread through the sneeze. With a rag, germs are spread because you lay it back down beside of you, but with tissues, you can throw them away immediately. Don’t forget to sanitize afterwards!

The really awesome thing about Scotties tissues is that they are passionate about the environment, so for every tree that they use to produce the Scotties tissues, they will plant three in it’s place.

Scotties sent me a care package in the mail, and thanks to them I will not need tissues for a while! We have them setting everywhere so that when others feel like they need to sneeze, we have them covered. The best part is now there is 30% more per box.

5. Attack it before it gets full blown

When you feel yourself starting to feel ill, attack the flu and cold before it gets infected into your body. You can drink herbal teas that help fight off the flu and cold, take some natural remedies that keep the flu at bay, and follow all these tips to stay healthy.

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Even if you do get the flu or a cold, at least by following these tips you won’t get it as bad. When my husband got the flu, his was a mild case compared to my children who did not take the proper precaution to stay healthy and well.

This is part of a promotional campaign witih Scotties. All opinions listed are my own.



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Jennifer is the Advertising and Communications contact here at 5 Minutes for Mom. When she is not busy answering emails here, you can find her sharing about her life on her own blog at www.jennifersikora.com. You can also find her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/jennifer_sikora or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jenandherfinelife.

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1 Donna O'Neil March 1, 2013 at 11:08 am

Wash your hands!

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2 shterna March 1, 2013 at 11:10 am

Slice up a onion, Add some cloves of garlic. Pour some honey(preferably raw) over it. Let it sit for a day. Have a spoonful of the syrup once a day. More frequent if you feel something coming.

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3 mamotts March 1, 2013 at 11:12 am

wipe things down, cough in arm- wash and sanitize hands

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4 Lisa Brown March 1, 2013 at 11:27 am

Wash your hands and take zinc or vitamin c

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5 Liza Glick March 1, 2013 at 11:32 am

Wash hands often!

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6 Laura ati March 1, 2013 at 11:36 am

Wash hands constantly.

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7 Tabitha P. March 1, 2013 at 11:39 am

Hand wash and Lysol everything ;)

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8 Throuthehaze March 1, 2013 at 11:45 am

wash your hands!

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9 Shirley March 1, 2013 at 12:57 pm

Dress in layers so you can adapt to the changing temperature better.

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10 Wehaf March 1, 2013 at 1:07 pm

Wash your hands, and disinfect commonly used surfaces (phones, doorknobs, etc.) to prevent the spread of germs.

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11 June March 1, 2013 at 1:38 pm

I spay things down with a bleach & water mixture on area’s that get touched a lot in our home.

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12 latanya March 1, 2013 at 1:51 pm

we got the flu shot

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13 Sarah Vm March 1, 2013 at 2:23 pm

I take zinc and vitamin c to prevent colds and flu.

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14 Maureen March 1, 2013 at 3:41 pm

We wash our hands a lot, lysol highly touched areas (light switches, door knobs, etc), and drink lots of water!

Maureen
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15 Theresa N March 1, 2013 at 3:56 pm

Wash your hands.

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16 Jessica To March 1, 2013 at 4:33 pm

We try to wash our hands as soon as we come home.

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17 Selene M. March 1, 2013 at 5:47 pm

Wash hands, Wash hands!! Don’t share glasses, silverware, beds. Use paper towels, tissues and sanitary wipes.

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18 Crissy D. March 1, 2013 at 5:51 pm

I carry vitamin C and emergen C packs with me, and lots of hand sanitizer. I also drink plenty of water and eat right to stay healthier and hopefully keep from getting sick

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19 DEBIJOT March 1, 2013 at 6:07 pm

Wipe down work areas with clorox wipes and wash hands often.

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20 Jessica F March 1, 2013 at 8:24 pm

Use a lot of hand sanitizer!

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21 Kelly D March 1, 2013 at 8:26 pm

I carry hand sanitizer in my purse, wipe down cart handles with germ wipes, and run when I hear people coughing.

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22 Emily N. March 1, 2013 at 8:59 pm

drink elderberry syrup during flu season

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23 Elena March 1, 2013 at 10:35 pm

get a flu shot

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24 Sadie March 1, 2013 at 10:38 pm

We don’t go out with big crowds in the winter. Avoiding people with the flu.

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25 Leslie Galloway March 1, 2013 at 10:44 pm

We spray down the doorknobs with Lysol quite a bit during this time of year!

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26 Mary Happymommy March 1, 2013 at 10:48 pm

Keep your hands away from your face!

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27 Melissa B March 1, 2013 at 10:48 pm

To protect yourself from the flu, Wash your hands often, and avoid big crowds in the winter!

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28 amyc March 1, 2013 at 11:14 pm

I say always drink lots and lots of water.

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29 Jessie C. March 1, 2013 at 11:16 pm

Wash hands frequently.

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30 Natalia March 1, 2013 at 11:37 pm

I usually eat or sniff some garlic when I start to feel sick.

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31 Katherine March 2, 2013 at 5:25 am

Wash wash wash your hands and disinfect surface like doorknob andtelephone daily

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32 Janet W. March 2, 2013 at 5:28 am

Washing my hands a million times a day, and not leaving the house unless I have to during the flu season.

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33 Kathy Stevenson March 2, 2013 at 8:19 am

I use antibacterial lotion all day long!

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34 Katherine Hahn March 2, 2013 at 8:38 am

Washing your hands frequently and eating healthy will help a great deal!

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35 Kimberly Bauer March 2, 2013 at 9:40 am

Washing you hands frequently.

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36 Lizzy March 2, 2013 at 9:51 am

wash your hands alot!

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37 Jeannie March 2, 2013 at 9:52 am

Wash wash wash and sanitize sanitize sanitize. We always wash our hands as frequently as we can.

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38 Vickie Couturier March 2, 2013 at 11:46 am

I take hand santizer with me everywhere

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39 Sheila K. March 2, 2013 at 12:59 pm

Wash, wash, wash your hands, and take a daily multivitamin!

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40 Mary W March 2, 2013 at 1:28 pm

Get a flu shot early and every year!

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41 april yedinak March 2, 2013 at 1:40 pm

Wash your hands and avoid sick people, lol!

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42 Colleen Boudreau March 2, 2013 at 1:55 pm

Wash your hands often.

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43 Angie March 2, 2013 at 2:05 pm

We wash our hands ALOT!

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44 Daiva March 2, 2013 at 2:07 pm

Washing hands often

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45 Meghan Finley March 2, 2013 at 2:13 pm

hand washing and teaching the little ones how to not sneeze in their hands

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46 Susan P. March 2, 2013 at 2:17 pm

Wash your hands, a lot! Get your flu shot.

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47 dymphna March 2, 2013 at 2:18 pm

lots of handwashing

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48 Tabathia B March 2, 2013 at 4:29 pm

Santize and wash hands daily and drink plenty of fluids

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49 Donna L March 2, 2013 at 5:15 pm

Lots of hand washing and I have sanitizer in my purse and I use it.

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50 ginette4 March 2, 2013 at 6:00 pm

Wash hands often and use hand sanitizer while your out..especially after using a shopping buggy

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51 Janice Cooper March 2, 2013 at 6:44 pm

Washing hands and using hand sanitizer often

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52 Melissa P. March 2, 2013 at 7:55 pm

Sneeze or cough into the nook of you arm, not your hands. Helps stop the spread of germs.

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53 Jessica B. March 2, 2013 at 8:54 pm

Wash hands all the time and don’t go out in public as much as you can.

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54 Denise m March 2, 2013 at 9:04 pm

wash your hands frequently

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55 Jennifer March 2, 2013 at 9:32 pm

Lysol, hand sanitizer and washing hands

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56 Amanda Sakovitz March 2, 2013 at 9:43 pm

sanitize, sanitize, sanitize!

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57 Seyma Shabbir March 2, 2013 at 10:17 pm

disinfect everything before and after guests

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58 Jennifer Marie March 2, 2013 at 10:17 pm

plenty of sleep to keep imune system strong

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59 Thomas Murphy March 2, 2013 at 10:41 pm

wash your hands alot

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60 Louis March 2, 2013 at 10:48 pm

always use hand sanitizer
Thank you for hosting this giveaway

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61 Barbara Montag March 2, 2013 at 11:20 pm

Keep your hands away from your face!
Thank you.

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62 Stefanie Gladden (Ann Lyfe) March 2, 2013 at 11:47 pm

always wash your hands!

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63 Courtnie March 2, 2013 at 11:59 pm

Drink lots of water.

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64 Jennifer B March 3, 2013 at 12:04 am

Don’t get the flu shot! Wash hands, stay away from the hospital. Cut out sugar get lots of zinc and Vitamin k2 to absorb the zinc and lots of vit D

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65 Kiara March 3, 2013 at 12:35 am

Wash your hands often.

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66 Becky Richied March 3, 2013 at 1:43 am

I always clean the doorknobs off, so many germs there. And clean the baby toys with wipes.

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67 Ann Fantom March 3, 2013 at 7:44 am

I’m eating healthy meals, taking a daily vitamin, getting plenty of sleep and washing my hands frequently.

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68 Tari Lawson March 3, 2013 at 8:02 am

I wash my hands regularly and use hand sanitizer when I can’t get soap and water.

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69 debbie March 3, 2013 at 8:27 am

take elderberry if you are exposed to someone or think you are coming down with the flu. (It was a active ingredient in tamiflu)

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70 Cynthia C March 3, 2013 at 8:47 am

Avoid crowds and wash hands often

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71 Patricia Wojnar Crowley March 3, 2013 at 9:34 am

Use zinc supplements when you feel it coming on!

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72 Tamar March 3, 2013 at 10:08 am

Wash your hands!!!

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73 LaVonne March 3, 2013 at 10:32 am

Washing your hands a lot!

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74 Margaret Smith March 3, 2013 at 10:38 am

We wash our hands often, expecially when coming into our home.

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75 robyn paris March 3, 2013 at 10:40 am

washing hands all the time

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76 ally marie March 3, 2013 at 10:45 am

I believe washing hands is the number one preventative

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77 LT March 3, 2013 at 10:48 am

Hand washing and hand sanitizer!

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78 carol March 3, 2013 at 11:20 am

I drink loads of water and wash my hands

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79 Kathleen March 3, 2013 at 12:02 pm

wash hands a lot and wipe down carts at the store before using

kport207 at gmail dot com

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80 Kat March 3, 2013 at 12:08 pm

My tip is to eat healthy whole foods and drink lots of water. Keep sugars at a low during this season of colds and flu to help your immune system stay strong.

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81 Angela E. March 3, 2013 at 12:44 pm

I wash my hands more often during cold & flu season.

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82 Jody Sisson March 3, 2013 at 12:50 pm

Hand Washing Regularly is the first step.

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83 Amy Z. March 3, 2013 at 1:10 pm

Stay hydrated by drinking lots of water and tea!

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84 shelly March 3, 2013 at 1:18 pm

Lots of hand washing!

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85 diane March 3, 2013 at 1:23 pm

take a lot of vitamin c

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86 Katharine Davis March 3, 2013 at 1:35 pm

get the shot and wash your hands often

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87 kristen m March 3, 2013 at 2:15 pm

my tip is avoid going to the mall or the movies, they are both germ cesspools!

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88 Heather Hayes Panjon March 3, 2013 at 2:17 pm

Wash Hands With Anti-Bacterial Soap Often

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89 Michelle Hudak March 3, 2013 at 2:48 pm

I pack hand sanitizer in my daughter’s backpack so she can use it when the bathroom isn’t near.

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90 Amanda Hoffman March 3, 2013 at 3:10 pm

wash hands and keep your immune system up

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91 Laura Jacobson March 3, 2013 at 3:55 pm

We always wash our hands as soon as we come in the house after being out at the store or somewhere else.

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92 Mary Casper March 3, 2013 at 4:14 pm

wash hands and using hand sanitzer

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93 Kalsey Harrison March 3, 2013 at 4:33 pm

wash hands daily

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94 Dorothy Sandman March 3, 2013 at 4:55 pm

I like to take vitamin c and wash hands often

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95 Emily March 3, 2013 at 6:12 pm

Wash your hands often everyday.

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96 Mary A March 3, 2013 at 6:35 pm

Wash hands often!

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97 EMMA L HORTON March 3, 2013 at 6:42 pm

DON’T GO OUT IN CROWDS

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98 Ronalee Duncan March 3, 2013 at 8:03 pm

It has already been said already, but my tip i to use sanitizer.

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99 DebbieKL March 3, 2013 at 8:55 pm

Lots of hand washing!

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100 Stacey B March 3, 2013 at 9:13 pm

Disinfecting wipes are good tool!

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101 Carolyn G March 3, 2013 at 9:31 pm

Wash your hands constantly

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102 Susan Christy March 3, 2013 at 9:53 pm

Lots of hand washing!

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103 Jenny March 3, 2013 at 10:01 pm

Wash hands often

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104 Christine March 3, 2013 at 10:19 pm

Wash hands and chicken soup

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105 Kathy S March 3, 2013 at 10:37 pm

Wipe door handles down frequently.

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106 danielle lima March 3, 2013 at 11:18 pm

I never leave the house without hand sanitizer

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107 Carol March 4, 2013 at 12:02 am

Wash hands often.

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108 Terra Heck March 4, 2013 at 12:09 am

Wipe countertops and surfaces often with disinfecting wipes
Thanks
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109 Stephanie V. March 4, 2013 at 12:21 am

wash hands, sanitizer in cars and in kids’ school bags, don’t touch your nose!

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110 AmyB March 4, 2013 at 1:59 am

Constant hand washing if I’m around people that may be sick. I also try not to touch my face if I’m out in public places to avoid germs.

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111 Galina March 4, 2013 at 3:54 am

Wash your hands

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112 g. penrod March 4, 2013 at 6:14 am

sanitize door knobs an wash dished in realy hot h2o

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113 HappyMomC March 4, 2013 at 9:13 am

wash hands, vicks vaporub, halls and vitamin C

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114 Liz V. March 4, 2013 at 10:00 am

You listed the most practical. I add flu shots and chicken soup.

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115 Charlene S March 4, 2013 at 10:14 am

I use hand sanitizer when out and about.

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116 Linda G. March 4, 2013 at 11:24 am

wash hands often and get plenty of sleep

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117 Sherri Lewis March 4, 2013 at 12:15 pm

handwashing, hand sanitizer, and plenty of sleep

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118 anne March 4, 2013 at 1:33 pm

Washing hands often, sleep in, drink more water!

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119 Sara Zielinski March 4, 2013 at 1:53 pm

Always try to sneeze into your sleeve whenever possible

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120 Maryann March 4, 2013 at 1:54 pm

Use hand sanitizer and get a flu shot

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121 tara pittman March 4, 2013 at 1:58 pm

wash your hands often

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122 shirley March 4, 2013 at 2:10 pm

Wash hand all the time.

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123 Katie March 4, 2013 at 2:33 pm

flu shot!!

Also hand washing, hand sanitizer, etc

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124 Daniel M March 4, 2013 at 2:41 pm

use hand sanitizer and wash a lot

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125 brandy March 4, 2013 at 3:04 pm

Wash your hands often!

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126 Jena March 4, 2013 at 3:05 pm

Get plenty of sleep!

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127 Peggy D March 4, 2013 at 3:49 pm

wash hands, use hand santizer if you don’t have water, drink plenty of water, and eat healthy

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128 PAIGE CHANDLER March 4, 2013 at 3:49 pm

A daily vitamin works wonders

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129 Chuck March 4, 2013 at 4:01 pm

I stay away from people who are sick.

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130 stephanie March 4, 2013 at 4:35 pm

wash hands often!!

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131 Anastasia March 4, 2013 at 4:53 pm

Avoid touching things / people, especially during cold season :) Grab doorknobs with your sleeve! If you can’t avoid it as much as you like, drink stuff like Emergen C – that seemed to work well for me :)

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132 CherylS22 March 4, 2013 at 5:02 pm

Wash your hands & never touch your face or eyes before washing your hands.
Thanks for the giveaway!

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133 Daraya March 4, 2013 at 5:39 pm

Bring hand sanitizer everywhere!

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134 Linda Lansford March 4, 2013 at 5:53 pm

wash your hands often

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135 Lim March 4, 2013 at 6:21 pm

Quarantine yourself if you are sick, that way you don’t spread anything and it hopefully won’t keep going around the office/school etc.

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136 Crystal F March 4, 2013 at 6:23 pm

Lots of hand washing, always cover your mouth and nose and stay home if your sick. thank you!

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137 Janna Johnson March 4, 2013 at 7:56 pm

vitamin c drops and lots of water
Thanks! Janna JOhnson jannajanna@hotmail.com janna@feedyourpig on gfc

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138 409cope March 4, 2013 at 8:43 pm

Wah your hands often!

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139 Katie Roch March 4, 2013 at 8:55 pm

Eat a variety of fruits and vegetables every day and always take a multivitamin.

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140 ELIZABETH C. March 4, 2013 at 9:28 pm

I wish there was more to prevent catching a cold, however aside from taking my daily vitamins, wash my hands often.

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141 nannypanpan March 4, 2013 at 9:36 pm

taking vitamins
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142 Julie Cutshaw March 4, 2013 at 10:14 pm

Lots of hand washing, lysol spray the inside and outside of the main used door knob to your home daily and spray the bottom of the shoes coming in and out.
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143 Erica Barnes March 4, 2013 at 10:35 pm

Take vitamins and wash/sanitize your hands often.

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144 Karla Sceviour March 4, 2013 at 10:39 pm

My biggest tip is to WASH HANDS! ALso stay healthy by getting plenty of sleep,drink juice with vitamin c and eat healthy fruits and veggies.

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145 Monique Rizzo March 4, 2013 at 11:29 pm

Wash hands and take vitamins.Thanks for the chance.
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146 Zipper McGee March 5, 2013 at 12:15 am

vitamin c is my good good buddy. It speaks to me!

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147 Stephanie Larison March 5, 2013 at 1:59 am

Lots of vitamins, wash hands.

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148 steve weber March 5, 2013 at 2:45 am

cover your mouth when you cough/sneeze…
wash your hands all the time.

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149 Michelle Tucker March 5, 2013 at 3:15 am

Wash your hands, drink OJ, sleep lots…and drink plenty of water.

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150 erin March 5, 2013 at 4:23 am

vitamin c! it always helps me

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151 Sheila Hickmon March 5, 2013 at 9:09 am

Wash our hands a ton, and drink plenty of Vitamin C.

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152 Debra Guillen March 5, 2013 at 9:58 am

I keep a bottle of hand sanitizer by the front door and we use it every time we come in

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153 Charlotte Padgett March 5, 2013 at 10:34 am

I always get my flu shots. And I do the usual-take vitamins and wash my hands very often.

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154 Mary Calabrese March 5, 2013 at 10:35 am

cover your mouth!!

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155 Lauren E March 5, 2013 at 11:35 am

A lot of hand washing. Beware of touching public surfaces at transportation, the office, etc. Also, making going out to eat a rarity during flu season

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156 Tiffany rosales March 5, 2013 at 11:47 am

Handwashing! Nothing works quite as well as just plain old washing with warm water and soap

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157 sandra March 5, 2013 at 12:26 pm

lots of handwashing

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158 Ashley Hatten March 5, 2013 at 12:43 pm

wash hands frequently

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159 tracey byram March 5, 2013 at 1:33 pm

Cough and sneeze into the crook of your elbow.

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160 April Abbatoy March 5, 2013 at 2:14 pm

I could use the tissues right now, darn cold.

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161 Sarah Hall March 5, 2013 at 2:51 pm

Wash your hands often especially if you have been out shopping or have shaken hands with other people.

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162 Liz March 5, 2013 at 3:08 pm

Constant handwashing for everyone!

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163 monica meza March 5, 2013 at 3:43 pm

My father has always eaten cloves of garlic whenever anyone is showing signs of having a cold…he hasn’t been sick yet!

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164 Ellie W March 5, 2013 at 5:17 pm

Get vaccinated and use proper hand washing.

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165 Jennifer March 5, 2013 at 5:32 pm

I wash my hands like crazy!

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166 Casey DuPont March 5, 2013 at 6:35 pm

Don’t let others touch your keyboard!

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167 Jill March 5, 2013 at 7:22 pm

wash your hands!

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168 casey everidge March 5, 2013 at 8:21 pm

my tip is hand sanitizer!

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169 Michelle Horstman March 5, 2013 at 8:36 pm

Lots of Vitamin C

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170 Samantha Daleo March 5, 2013 at 8:45 pm

Drink lots and lots of water…and when you are done, drink some more!

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171 Alicia K March 5, 2013 at 9:56 pm

eat lots of organges for vitmain C

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172 Luna S. March 5, 2013 at 11:58 pm

Vitamin C tablets are a great way to prevent from getting sick!

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173 Brittney House March 6, 2013 at 3:17 am

keep your hands clean

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174 Priscilla March 6, 2013 at 3:52 am

Wash your hands often and load on up vitamin c throughout the day as soon as you notice cold symptoms.

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175 Ken Ohl March 6, 2013 at 5:31 am

rest and orange juice

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176 Sandy VanHoey March 6, 2013 at 6:50 am

Use sanitizer on hands, take vitamins and drink OJ

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177 Terri March 6, 2013 at 7:03 am

Keeping my hands clean, washing them as often as possible….

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178 Lenora D March 6, 2013 at 7:22 am

Give extra attention to doorknobs, phones, faucets, etc

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179 jules p March 6, 2013 at 8:20 am

washing hands, and taking vitamins!

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180 Maria Iemma March 6, 2013 at 8:34 am

We wash our hands constantly and take vitamin C and Zinc

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181 katherine d. March 6, 2013 at 9:09 am

wash hands multiple times per day, and always when you come home

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182 Shannon March 6, 2013 at 9:13 am

Clorox wipe door knobs

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183 sarah March 6, 2013 at 9:16 am

always wash your hands and cover your nouth when you cough or sneeze. hand sanitizer is a must!

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184 rachel March 6, 2013 at 9:26 am

I love Walmart

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185 Breenah March 6, 2013 at 9:35 am

As tempting as it is, never play on the playgrounds inside malls. We’ve played at the outside playground plenty of times without getting sick, but the mall playground gets us sick EVERY time.

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186 MaryAnn Casey March 6, 2013 at 9:47 am

Wash hands and stay away from people who are sick

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187 Van March 6, 2013 at 10:53 am

Take extra vitamin C & wash my hands more often too.

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188 Julie mom of 7 March 6, 2013 at 12:29 pm

Washing hands……with 7 kids in the home we are ALWAYS washing our hands. Also washing coats every week ( germ catchers …on the ground rubbing agains desks & tables). Keeping sanitizer handy, and getting a good nights rest!!

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189 Shawn March 6, 2013 at 12:42 pm

Cover your mouth and stay away from flu shots.

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190 Paula V March 6, 2013 at 12:45 pm

Before getting cold…sleep, lots of water, fruits/veggies, vit c pill. Upon symptoms: vit c and echinacea four times a day.

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191 tina reynolds March 6, 2013 at 1:47 pm

Wash hands and try and keep a healthy environment

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192 Christine Waddell March 6, 2013 at 3:14 pm

Wash your hands, use hand sanitizer, take your vitamins, eat healthy!

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193 Donia March 6, 2013 at 3:38 pm

Loads of Lysol!

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194 Wendy Pesce March 6, 2013 at 4:15 pm

wash hands and sanitize door knobs

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195 Aubrey March 6, 2013 at 4:43 pm

wash your hands

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196 ANGEL JACKLYN March 6, 2013 at 5:08 pm

Wash your hands, cover your cough & clean the door handles here & there!

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197 Candice March 6, 2013 at 6:38 pm

Drink a lot of water and wash your hands a lot.

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198 Andrea Williams March 6, 2013 at 7:30 pm

Keep your hands clean and drink plenty of fluids.

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199 Shane R. March 6, 2013 at 8:39 pm

I drink lots of water and take lots of vitamin C

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200 Jen Haile March 6, 2013 at 8:47 pm

I try to get as much sleep as I can to strengthen the immune system.

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201 Nadine L March 6, 2013 at 9:26 pm

No tip to share, other than if you feel that Flu coming on, take care of it right away. I assumed it would go away when I got it, as it had in the past, run it’s course and be gone. But, this year the strains are so bad mine went from the Flu, to Bronchitis and Pneumonia after settling in my lungs. I still have the cough almost two months later.

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202 ANN*H March 6, 2013 at 9:32 pm

watch hands alot , drink lots of fluids

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203 Sarah B March 6, 2013 at 9:44 pm

I simply drink a ton. I naturally do anyway. I drink over 100 oz a day. I don’t think I give it a chance to stay in me to get me sick!

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204 soha molina March 6, 2013 at 10:48 pm

washing hands frequently.

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205 Jeff Rivera March 6, 2013 at 10:50 pm

A friend recently told me he drinks onion juice to fight off anything from a cold to bronchitis. Not brave enough to try it yet, but it seems to work for him.

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206 Jeff Rivera March 6, 2013 at 10:57 pm

A friend recently told me he drinks onions juice to fight off anything from a cold to bronchitis. Not brave enough to try it yet, but it seems to work for him.

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207 Carol K. March 6, 2013 at 11:06 pm

I always get my yearly flu shot ASAP and wash hands frequently!

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208 Stephanie Phelps March 6, 2013 at 11:55 pm

Cleaning the shopping cart with disinfecting wipes always helps

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209 kelly nicholson March 7, 2013 at 2:18 am

Share your tip on preventing cold/flu!

gargle antiseptic when you feel it in the back of your through 95% of the time i kill it before it gets out of hand if i just gargle my ass off

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210 breanna clewley March 7, 2013 at 2:51 am

I don’t leave the house & when I do wash those hands!

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211 Rebecca March 7, 2013 at 3:40 am

Disinfect the bathroom every day.

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212 Tammy S March 7, 2013 at 8:26 am

I wash my hands a lot and keep hand sanitizer in my purse.

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213 richelle bowers March 7, 2013 at 9:45 am

wash your hands and sanitze your toothbrush

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214 Christine Jensen March 7, 2013 at 10:00 am

when I feel like I am getting a cold I chug Emergen-C

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215 Annette Rosenberg March 7, 2013 at 12:03 pm

When the hubby and I both got really sick when our little Grace was less than two months old (and a preemie to boot) we washed our hands like every two minutes, carried hand sanitizer like an old west gunslinger, and as an added fashion bonus – even wore surgical masks until we were better. We looked so pitiful I’m sure it would have been hilarious if we could have laughed without triggering a coughing spell, but it worked, she stayed flu-free!

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216 Amanda Emily March 7, 2013 at 12:32 pm

Washing my hands a lot.

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217 Erin Pyle March 7, 2013 at 12:37 pm

Drink plenty of orange juice (vit c) and wash our hands!

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218 Staci A March 7, 2013 at 12:54 pm

We wash hands as soon as we get home, especially after school!

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219 Carmen Q. March 7, 2013 at 1:40 pm

Wash hands often, take vitamins and zinc tablets

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220 Marcia Goss March 7, 2013 at 2:09 pm

I wash my hands a lot, get plenty of sleep, and drink orange juice.

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221 Lesley M. March 7, 2013 at 2:18 pm

We wash our hands A LOT and drink orange juice!

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222 Cynthia R March 7, 2013 at 2:44 pm

wash hands and try not to touch door knobs rails etc in public places

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223 cindy March 7, 2013 at 3:37 pm

wash your hands frequently

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224 Cindy March 7, 2013 at 4:12 pm

Wash your hands alot.

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225 betty March 7, 2013 at 5:32 pm

cleanliness – handwashing again and again

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226 Danna Wolf March 7, 2013 at 7:07 pm

I try not to overdo it with the sanitation, but I make sure to always, always, always wash my hands before eating.

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227 Carrie Butler March 7, 2013 at 8:15 pm

Constant hand washing, and if your child is sick, don’t send them to day care

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228 Christine burd March 7, 2013 at 9:21 pm

wiping the telephones and door knobs with antibacterial wipes

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229 betsy cortez March 7, 2013 at 9:46 pm

wash your hands, wash your hands, wash your hands and don’t touch your face.

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230 Scarlett March 7, 2013 at 9:58 pm

Lots of Vitamin C!

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231 ELIZA ELLIOT March 7, 2013 at 9:59 pm

pocket hand sanitizer…use it all the time when you aren’t by a sink.

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232 Tammy Owens/ Botzon March 7, 2013 at 10:35 pm

What works for me is getting plenty of sleep. I find I only get sick when I get really worn down and tired from not enough sleep.

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233 katie bellamy March 7, 2013 at 10:51 pm

Lysol, Lysol, Lysol!

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234 Tonya Dean March 8, 2013 at 12:04 am

use wipes on shopping cart handles

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235 Janet March 8, 2013 at 1:46 am

Wash your Hands!

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236 cole March 8, 2013 at 3:53 am

stay away from friends’ kids f=

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237 Jennifer Salazar March 8, 2013 at 9:06 am

We keep lots of orange juice in the house during flu season and avoid all public places as much as possible. And if we can’t, I have hand sanitize bottles every where (car, purse, gym bag, diaper bag, home)

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238 Don March 8, 2013 at 10:24 am

Take plenty of vitamins.

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239 Trish March 8, 2013 at 3:12 pm

wash your hands!!!

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240 Cody Anderson March 8, 2013 at 3:22 pm

Use hand sanitizer.

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241 Cori Westphal March 8, 2013 at 4:09 pm

I make sure, when I’m disinfecting, I don’t forget all the door knobs and light switches! They are notorious for hoarding germs!

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242 Stevie March 8, 2013 at 4:23 pm

washing hands often & hand sanitizer & flu shot, though the whole house got sick anyway last month

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243 Susan Chester March 8, 2013 at 4:32 pm

I keep hand sanitizer at my desk at work and use it often.

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244 pu ye March 8, 2013 at 4:47 pm

drink a lot of water

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245 Tina Bartunek March 8, 2013 at 7:38 pm

Lots of hand washing!

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246 julie March 8, 2013 at 8:38 pm

wash your hands ! A LOT

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247 nancy bowers March 8, 2013 at 9:31 pm

Wash hands after coming home from being in public.

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248 Melissa Hartley March 8, 2013 at 11:22 pm

Washing hands often & staying away from big crowds when there is an epidemic of sickness or flu ..

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249 Storm, the Psychotic Housewife March 9, 2013 at 12:02 am

Eat a well balanced diet with plenty of raw fruits and veggies.

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250 Stephanie G March 9, 2013 at 2:00 am

Stay at home more if there is flu going around. Wash hands more often :)

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251 Breanne March 9, 2013 at 6:14 am

Wash your hands often

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252 Brittany March 9, 2013 at 9:33 am

We wash our hands and dress appropriate for the weather.

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253 Sara Wood March 9, 2013 at 9:44 am

wash your hands and eat well!

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254 Shelia S March 9, 2013 at 10:43 am

Wash hands frequently and wipe door handles and light switches frequently.

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255 Audrey March 9, 2013 at 10:55 am

washing your hands and eating a lot of fruits and veggies are the best ways to avoid colds!

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256 crystle tellerday March 9, 2013 at 1:18 pm

wash hands a lot

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257 Nora T March 9, 2013 at 3:35 pm

drink a lot of water and tea, take echinacea capsules

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258 Darlene Jones-Nelson March 9, 2013 at 4:00 pm

I lysol everything everyday! Including doornobs and light switches

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259 Christy March 9, 2013 at 6:01 pm

I change out the hand towels almost daily.

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260 mongupp ( March 9, 2013 at 6:59 pm

wash hands often

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261 Jason Vaughn March 9, 2013 at 7:50 pm

Take Double X vitamins daily

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262 Racheal March 9, 2013 at 8:45 pm

I wash my hands often and sanitize door handles and common areas of my home as often as I can.

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263 Kathleen Downes March 9, 2013 at 10:06 pm

We wash our hands as soon as we come home. We also eat very healthy and take extra vitamin D.

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264 Kristi C March 10, 2013 at 6:48 am

Stay home from work or school if you are sick. No one else wants what you have.

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265 Lori D. March 10, 2013 at 10:17 am

I take my vitamins every day, and wash my hand’s more often.

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266 stephanie March 10, 2013 at 10:31 am

Sneeze into your elbow instead of your hand.

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267 kathy f March 10, 2013 at 10:32 am

The best tip is to wash your hands. Also wipe down the handles and door knobs in your house with clorox wipes.

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268 Karen March 10, 2013 at 12:14 pm

We use Boogie Wipes to help stop germs when sneezing and blowing noses!

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269 Cindi Clubbs March 10, 2013 at 12:20 pm

Spraying everything in our house with Lysol. Wiping counters with bleach. NOT drinking after anyone. Washing hands thoroughly and often. Also, we take lots of vitamin C in drinks, vitamins, etc.

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270 Carolyn Bahm March 10, 2013 at 1:09 pm

I learned my cold/flu tip from my younger daughter: Cough into your elbow, now your hands. Keeps you from easily spreading germs.

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271 Kyl Neusch March 10, 2013 at 1:24 pm

wash your hands

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272 Jennifer G March 10, 2013 at 1:26 pm

wash your hands!

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273 Kristi Bonus March 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

always washing my hands!

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274 Anne March 10, 2013 at 3:21 pm

Nothing original here, but effective so far this year (knock on wood!): Frequent hand-washing, and use of hand sanitizer when away from home.

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275 Beth B March 10, 2013 at 3:37 pm

Hand washing and going to the gym when I feel a cold coming on

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276 Brynn March 10, 2013 at 4:09 pm

carry around hand sanitizer and use it!!

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277 Sarah March 10, 2013 at 4:59 pm

Wash your hands and use Essential Oils! :)

Thanks for the giveaway!

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278 eleanor March 10, 2013 at 5:12 pm

I try to wash my hands many times a day & I wear gloves during the cold season to avoid picking up germs from touching surfaces. I also drink ginger tea when I getting symptoms.

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279 Vicki S March 10, 2013 at 5:23 pm

Carry travel-sized sanitizer during cold/flu season, get a flu shot!

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280 Robin March 10, 2013 at 6:24 pm

Wash your hands frequently

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281 jacqueline March 10, 2013 at 6:32 pm

consistent hand washing

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282 Teresa Thompson March 10, 2013 at 6:44 pm

Wash, wash, and wash your hands.

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283 Krystal M March 10, 2013 at 7:02 pm

Make sure that you wash your hands a lot! And if you are sick and don’t have a tissue nearby, sneeze into your elbow area. Mythbusters proved that works the best!

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284 Shar March 10, 2013 at 7:24 pm

Don’t just wash your hands but wipe down doorknobs, faucets, remotes, etc w/ antibacterial/Lysol/alcohol/etc. Another big shared item believe it or not is the handle at the gas pump.

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285 amberlyn johnson March 10, 2013 at 8:48 pm

wash your hands and keep your hands away from your face

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286 Jessica White March 10, 2013 at 9:36 pm

Wash your hands as much as possible and stay away from people who are ill.

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287 Tara March 10, 2013 at 9:37 pm

wash your hands A LOT!

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288 Amanda M. March 10, 2013 at 9:43 pm

Get your vitamin C and wash your hands frequently.

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289 zoe right March 10, 2013 at 9:58 pm

Eat well and take my vitamins

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290 Judy W March 10, 2013 at 10:02 pm

Wash your hands all the time!

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291 gina March 10, 2013 at 10:19 pm

Wash hands frequently, dont touch your face a lot & also get enough sleep

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292 James Beck March 10, 2013 at 11:07 pm

wash your hands

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293 ky2here March 10, 2013 at 11:21 pm

I carry a small individual size hand sanitizer in my pocket. I refill it from a larger container. I try not to touch my face but I need to focus more on that.

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294 Tracy p March 10, 2013 at 11:39 pm

Keeping your hands washed

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295 Jill H. March 10, 2013 at 11:43 pm

Take Echinachea at the first signs of a cold.

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296 Michelle B March 10, 2013 at 11:50 pm

Wash your hands!!

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297 Gianna March 11, 2013 at 12:07 am

Lots of hand washing.

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298 Dawn Ganey March 11, 2013 at 1:26 am

I take acidophilus bifidus pills because 70% of good bacteria is in your intestines. I have not been on antibiotics for a while now.

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299 dani marie March 11, 2013 at 6:25 am

lots of hand and surface washing.

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300 Idaho Jill March 11, 2013 at 11:37 am

I wash my hands A TON, take lots of vitamins, and always carry hand sanitizer (and use it!)

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301 Margaret Smith March 11, 2013 at 11:59 am

We wash our hands often

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302 Paula Michele Hafner March 11, 2013 at 1:23 pm

I try to avoid sick people!

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303 angie March 11, 2013 at 1:48 pm

hand washing is a must

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304 kelly g March 11, 2013 at 3:58 pm

take a lot of vitamin c

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305 Desiree Dunbar March 11, 2013 at 4:32 pm

Wash your hands many times!!

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306 Garrett March 12, 2013 at 10:19 am

I wash my hand’s more often & take extra vitamin C.

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307 Theresa D March 12, 2013 at 1:48 pm

Wash your hand often

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308 Kate F. March 12, 2013 at 3:04 pm

Wash your hands often.

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309 Anthony H March 12, 2013 at 3:15 pm

Wash hands often

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310 claudia c March 12, 2013 at 4:15 pm

Wash your hands for 20 seconds with antibacterial soap

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311 Tara L March 12, 2013 at 10:11 pm

Keep your hands washed as my mom mom would always say to me & buy Lysol wipes & your good to go :)

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312 Emmy March 12, 2013 at 10:12 pm

Drink lots of liquids especially echinachea tea!

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313 Valerie Taylor Mabrey March 12, 2013 at 11:57 pm

washing hands and gargle
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314 Amanda Kinder March 13, 2013 at 12:36 am

Wash your hands as often as you can.

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315 Jennifer H March 13, 2013 at 1:05 am

wash, wash, and wash your hands
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316 Deb C March 13, 2013 at 3:00 am

I use zinc products to prevent or shorten colds.

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317 Ashley Morrissey March 13, 2013 at 3:17 am

Don’t share beverages!

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318 Paula Tavernie March 13, 2013 at 10:24 am

Wash hands several times a day!
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319 charlie a. March 13, 2013 at 10:54 am

A choooooooooooooose all of it!!!

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320 Whitney Lindeman March 13, 2013 at 10:56 am

Take echinacea & wash your hands!

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321 Debra Hall March 13, 2013 at 11:14 am

i wipe door knobs and phones

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322 Chad H March 13, 2013 at 11:39 am

Hand sanitizer! drink lots of orange juice.

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323 Melanie March 13, 2013 at 12:57 pm

Use dish soap for hand soap and wash your hands often.

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324 Derek Timm March 13, 2013 at 12:58 pm

Washing your hands multiples times throughout the day.

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325 macy March 13, 2013 at 1:20 pm

we wash our hands when we get back from being in public places

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326 Rebecca Peters March 13, 2013 at 1:40 pm

Washing your hands!

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327 Helga March 13, 2013 at 1:46 pm

vitamin c several times a day

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328 Jen March 13, 2013 at 3:35 pm

air out your home when you can, even in the winter.

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329 Erica C. March 13, 2013 at 3:49 pm

Eat well and sleep well.

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330 Stephanie March 13, 2013 at 4:00 pm

Vitamin C and lots of hand washing.

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331 Kari Flores March 13, 2013 at 4:54 pm

Teach your children to cough into their elbow, not their hands.

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332 Valeen N March 13, 2013 at 5:15 pm

Wash your hands often!!

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333 Jennifer M March 13, 2013 at 5:47 pm

We wash our hands frequently and take our vitamins.

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334 lisa miskella March 13, 2013 at 6:32 pm

I am always wiping down the tv remotes and the telephones with Lysol!

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335 Carla March 13, 2013 at 6:37 pm

I take hand sanitizer everywhere and if someone coughs or sneezes in the store I try not to breathe until I can run to another aisle.

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336 Kimberly Hilbert March 13, 2013 at 7:15 pm

We have hand sanitizers all around the home and plenty of tissue boxes.

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337 Di March 13, 2013 at 8:52 pm

lots of hand washing & staying indoors & hot soups

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338 Gennie Lancaster March 13, 2013 at 9:00 pm

I wash my hands a lot and try to not touch my face.

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339 susan glazer March 13, 2013 at 9:10 pm

wash hands frequently. try to keep away from people that are sick.

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340 Ellen B March 13, 2013 at 9:45 pm

wash your hands

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341 Penny Snyder March 13, 2013 at 10:04 pm

Wash hands often!!~

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342 Terry Cross March 13, 2013 at 10:14 pm

Wash hands thoroughly and frequently

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343 Kayla March 13, 2013 at 10:16 pm

Wash your hands as much as you can!

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344 Nicole Larsen March 13, 2013 at 10:59 pm

I wash my hands a ton and use antibacterial wipes. Plus I stay on top of daily vitamins!

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345 Laura March 13, 2013 at 11:01 pm

I drink fresh vegetable juice almost everday made from celery, carrots, spinach, kale etc. It has all the vitamins and minerals I need to stay healthy.

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346 Hesper Fry March 13, 2013 at 11:04 pm

I wash my hands often and got the flu shot.

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347 Dorothy Deakyne March 13, 2013 at 11:50 pm

take vitamin daily

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348 Deanna G. March 13, 2013 at 11:53 pm

Always keep Purell handy.

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349 Lucy Schwartz March 14, 2013 at 12:09 am

The first rule for infection control is wash our hands. With hand sanitizers it has never been easier.

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350 C Duran March 14, 2013 at 12:31 am

Get enough sleep!

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351 Rachel Robertson (Azrael) March 14, 2013 at 12:47 am

Always wash your hands!!

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352 julie hawkins March 14, 2013 at 12:47 am

wash hands frequently

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353 Deb K March 14, 2013 at 1:06 am

Wash your hands.

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354 Colette S March 14, 2013 at 1:24 am

Always wash hands when you get home. No exceptions

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355 Kathleen S. March 14, 2013 at 1:25 am

Wash your hands often throughout the day.

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356 Christina Strapp March 14, 2013 at 1:47 am

I just try to make sure we keep our hands washed and thing disinfected.

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357 JEFF TAYLOR March 14, 2013 at 2:57 am

I wash my hands with soap and hot water and use Lysol on surfaces at work!

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358 Lauren Harmon March 14, 2013 at 7:42 am

Lots of hand washing & Vitamin C! Zicam seems to help too!

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359 Angela Saunders March 14, 2013 at 7:59 am

Wash your hands alot!

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360 Sarah S March 14, 2013 at 8:45 am

Throw away toothbrushes that were used while the person was sick.

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361 Tania B March 14, 2013 at 9:41 am

I try my best to wash my hands consistently and also to not touch my face or eyes too often!

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362 Amber March 14, 2013 at 9:49 am

Wash your hands, of course!

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363 Londia March 14, 2013 at 9:50 am

Making sure to wash hands and take vitamins. Make sure if someone is sick to clean surfaces down as to not spread germs.

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364 annmarie marchand March 14, 2013 at 9:55 am

Moan often and loudly so that no one will come near you – that way you can’t spread your germs and people wont’ touch contaminated things.

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365 Jennifer L. March 14, 2013 at 10:02 am

Make sure everyone in the family takes Vitamin D supplements.

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366 carol lewis March 14, 2013 at 10:02 am

Fermented cod liver oil.

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367 Sheryl March 14, 2013 at 10:07 am

Get the Flu shot, stay hydrated and eat healthy.

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368 julie_bolduc March 14, 2013 at 11:03 am

wash your hands all the time

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369 Susan Smith March 14, 2013 at 12:15 pm

Wash your hands, drink orange juice and take vitamins

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370 amy delong March 14, 2013 at 12:37 pm

wash those hands often
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371 Natasha Tucker March 14, 2013 at 12:59 pm

Keep hand sanitizer around and take a vitamin!

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372 Suzie Williams March 14, 2013 at 1:04 pm

Lots of handwashing is the best prevention.

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373 Melanie Montgomery March 14, 2013 at 1:05 pm

Take your vitamins!

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374 Jenny March 14, 2013 at 1:07 pm

My tip is to stay home when you are sick so you don’t spread germs.

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375 jonathan montante March 14, 2013 at 1:18 pm

When I leave a public restroom i use the paper towel from drying hands to pull door open so im not just touching a handle touched by all those who dont wash their hands.

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376 Tanya Bartlett March 14, 2013 at 1:31 pm

Wash hands often

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377 DeeAnn S March 14, 2013 at 1:32 pm

Eat right, drink plenty of liquid, and get a good nights sleep!

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378 Susan Climan March 14, 2013 at 1:32 pm

Get plenty of sleep and wash your hands often.

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379 Sandy V. March 14, 2013 at 1:33 pm

washing my hands and taking vitamin C.

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380 Saver Sara March 14, 2013 at 1:46 pm

Wash your hands!

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381 Barbara Stenby March 14, 2013 at 1:51 pm

frequent hand washing, sneeze or cough into a tissue, lots of fluids, vitamins, don’t eat out, stay away from large crowds & public transportation, hand sanitizer, and last but not least don’t drink from anyones glass!

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382 Emori Jackson March 14, 2013 at 1:55 pm

I need utilities like these like seriously

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383 Vicki D. March 14, 2013 at 2:04 pm

At the start of the cold/flu season, I take Emergen-C every day.

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384 Bobby Tarumi March 14, 2013 at 2:11 pm

My tip: When you start feeling like a cold/flu is coming, take a ton of vitamin C (e.g. Airborne, Emergen-C). It boosts your immune system and for me personally it works!

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385 amy deeter March 14, 2013 at 2:13 pm

always wash your hands

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386 mary j March 14, 2013 at 2:20 pm

I take extra vitamin C

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387 Coriander Warren March 14, 2013 at 3:02 pm

vaccinations, lots of vitamin C and zinc, and regular hand washing

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388 mary reynolds March 14, 2013 at 3:04 pm

Clean the house with lysol. use sani-wipes when out in public

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389 Michelle W March 14, 2013 at 3:17 pm

I wash my hands and avoid the ill as much as possible

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390 Shannon March 14, 2013 at 3:56 pm

frequent hand washing and eating lots of fruit and veggies

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391 harolde March 14, 2013 at 4:12 pm

Wash your hands often.

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392 Victoria Carlson March 14, 2013 at 4:27 pm

Lots of vitamin c drops/vitamins!

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393 Brittney House March 14, 2013 at 4:32 pm

Wash hands often

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394 Barbara R. March 14, 2013 at 4:32 pm

I wash my hands constantly and get plenty of sleep.

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395 JoAnn F. March 14, 2013 at 4:59 pm

washing hands frequently!
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396 kristy dobbs March 14, 2013 at 5:05 pm

disinfectant wipes and hand washing

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397 Virginia Rowell March 14, 2013 at 5:11 pm

Lots of vitamin C and lots of hand washing!

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398 Angela M March 14, 2013 at 5:18 pm

Take vitamins daily and wash hands often.

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399 thischickwins March 14, 2013 at 5:24 pm

sneeze or cough into your arm, if not a tissue

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400 Yona March 14, 2013 at 5:51 pm

constant hand washing is a good way to prevent getting a cold or flu

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401 mary gardner March 14, 2013 at 6:12 pm

lots of handwashing and vitamin c!

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402 Dorothy Deakyne March 14, 2013 at 6:18 pm

take vitamin C daily

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403 SHAYNA March 14, 2013 at 6:21 pm

WAS YOUR HANDS AND GET PLENTY OF VITAMIN C !!!!!!!

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404 Paul March 14, 2013 at 6:30 pm

wash hands often, drink lots of water every day.

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405 Robert Pyszk March 14, 2013 at 7:38 pm

wash your hands often

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406 Denise Donaldson March 14, 2013 at 7:40 pm

wash your hands a lot, and use hand santizer often

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407 Jennifer March 14, 2013 at 8:00 pm

Take your vitamins, especially vitamin C!

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408 Lisa Fonseca March 14, 2013 at 8:03 pm

We use hand sanitizer as often as possible.

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409 almanyc March 14, 2013 at 8:26 pm

hand washing before meals

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410 Barika March 14, 2013 at 8:41 pm

Good Mental health helps with good physical health!!!

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411 Samii Meyer March 14, 2013 at 8:55 pm

Tons of vitamin c!

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412 Heather S March 14, 2013 at 9:15 pm

wash your hands alot

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413 Mary Cloud March 14, 2013 at 9:24 pm

Take vitamins and eat healthy
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414 Samantha March 14, 2013 at 9:26 pm

Eat lots of fruits, keeps hydrated and wash your hands a lot!

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415 Carolyn Daley March 14, 2013 at 9:34 pm

Wash your hands frequently and carry hand sanitizer with you.

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416 kathy pease March 14, 2013 at 9:44 pm

i carry hand sanitizer in my purse

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417 Beverly M March 14, 2013 at 9:48 pm

I haven’t had a cold since I started taking a 500ml. tablet of vitamin C everyday and I drink a glass of orange juice every morning too, which I think helps. Thanks for this contest!

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418 Wendy McBride March 14, 2013 at 9:57 pm

wash hands frequently with soap, Lysol everything, Clorox Cleanup after each shower, and cover those coughs with crook of elbow.

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419 Vikki Billings March 14, 2013 at 10:05 pm

Wash your hands a lot, drink lots of fluid and get plenty of rest

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420 Christian Alejandro March 14, 2013 at 10:19 pm

Keep your hands clean and avoid rubbing face and eyes.

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421 Allison March 14, 2013 at 10:21 pm

Frequent hand washing!

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422 Lillian March 14, 2013 at 10:41 pm

Lots of hand washing!

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423 heather c March 14, 2013 at 10:47 pm

Keep your hands away from your face!

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424 Kristin March 14, 2013 at 11:17 pm

Handwashing and lots of wipes/Lysol/sanitizer!

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425 cassandra (rab pom) March 14, 2013 at 11:24 pm

I would say always wash your hands!

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426 meme March 14, 2013 at 11:33 pm

When I feel a cold coming on I use Zinc or green tea gum to keep it away and it works

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427 Michelle H. March 14, 2013 at 11:38 pm

I haven’t had a bad case of the flu since I started taking the flu shot. But, I also like the idea of using cleaning wipes for common objects such as door handles.

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428 Bryan E. March 14, 2013 at 11:39 pm

Thanks for the giveaway…obsessive hand washing, and not touching your face with your fingers i.e. rubbing nose, eyes, etc.

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429 K. Cleaver March 14, 2013 at 11:41 pm

Wash your hands, but also keep hand towels washed.

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430 Sharon March 14, 2013 at 11:42 pm

Orange juice, vitamin C, Lysol and lots of hand washing!
Thank You!

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431 AEKZ2 March 14, 2013 at 11:55 pm

My tip is to keep hand sanitizer around the house and in your car

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