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How to avoid a cold

Colds are ailments which are passed on very easily by vectors as common as air, coughing and sneezing, or by physical contact, for example with handkerchiefs, towels or cutlery. It's therefore pretty difficult to stop them spreading.

To date, no vaccine has yet been found to prevent or even fight colds, because so many viruses are involved, and they mutate every year anyway, that it's impossible to control them.

However, there are some steps we can take to avoid them:

  • Avoid contact with persons who have a cold.
  • Wash our hands often and use a paper towel for drying them.
  • Keep warm.
  • Avoid stuffy atmospheres.
  • Eat foods rich in vitamin C (oranges, kiwis, mandarins, strawberries, mangoes, vegetables).
  • Consume dairy products.


M. Pilar Gascón. Pharmacist.