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(November 17, 2007 by JeZz Send DollMail )
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As the weather gets cooler, clothes get warmer and noses get wetter. Itís cold season. There is nothing like the first cold snap of the year to give you a runny nose and a light cough. But maybe this year you can avoid getting a cold or even something worse like the flu. Are you ready for cold season?

Colds and other diseases are spread through germs, bacteria or viruses. All of these can be spread through the air, through contact, and through fluids. The flu and colds are all viruses. Bacteria cause things like infections and meningitis. Germs are simply tiny organisms that cause disease, so the term can actually include both viruses and bacteria.

Bacteria can be killed with antibiotics, but there is currently no sure cure for most viruses. In fact, when we do develop a cure for a virus, the organism (the virus) actually mutates and changes to something that can overcome the cure. This means we are constantly battling new viruses. Fortunately, the body is designed to fight viruses and other germs. The white blood cells that are part of your immune system attack and kill germs and viruses helping to keep you healthy and speed up the healing process.

So to avoid getting sick this winter, there are really only two things to do.

1.Keep germs away.
2.Be sure your body can kill the ones that get in quickly.

Keeping Germs Away

The best way to keep germs away is to wash your hands. And I donít mean just before meals, I mean constantly. Keep a bottle of hand sanitizer in your bag and clean your hands once an hour or more often if you think about it. Germs can linger on surfaces, so any time you touch something that someone else has (which is constantly); you are running the risk of picking up germs. Then, when those germs make it inside your body, usually through your mouth, you can wind up sick.

So the ideal solution is to avoid germs or to kill them before they make it in. Washing your hands with warm water and plenty of soap for as long as it takes you to sing ďTwinkle, Twinkle Little Star,Ē is a good start. But if you only wash your hands when you go to the bathroom (which you should, of course), you are still giving you body plenty of times to pick up germs from your desk in the classroom, any phone, your locker, tables in the cafeteria, library books, and even your friends. So sanitize. And then when you think about it Ė sanitize again. Itís also a good idea to not eat or drink after your friends as that is simply inviting any germs into your body.

Killing Germs That Make It In

Once germs make it inside your body, you have more work to do. Your body will immediately attack the germ, but you must give your body as much fighting power as possible. This means keeping your immune system healthy. A balanced diet can give your body fuel. Go heavy on citrus foods like oranges and lemons and lighten the caffeine as it can hurt your immune system. Drink plenty of water to keep your system running well and get plenty of sleep. Your body heals while you are sleeping, so give it a chance. Also, be sure to get plenty of fresh air and exercise. Hopefully youíll not only feel better rested and more in balance, youíll stay healthier, too.


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cherriesglitte

22/Female
Tiger, GA
Posted On: June 18, 2008
we dont hardly neva git snow were i liv mayb 2 times a year

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X_EnvyMe_X

106/Female
Nanticoke, PA
Posted On: November 29, 2007
thanks,but sometimes i like getting a small cold to miss school.esp.b4 christmas!!
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Blondie_30

22/Female
Canada
Posted On: November 26, 2007
*yoshie sry made a mistake lol
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Blondie_30

22/Female
Canada
Posted On: November 26, 2007
lol yoshie, that sucks.

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chompyoliver

19/Female
Posted On: November 23, 2007
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yoshie

20/Female
San Jose, CA
Posted On: November 21, 2007
every year at least once or twice i get amonia but hopefully this year i dnt get it at all (knock on wood)!
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never_more

21/Female
Arvada, CO
Posted On: November 20, 2007
hahaha, if i get a cold, no swim practice for me!

*sarcasm* how sad! *sarcasm*
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xxjordynnmarie

21/Female
Canada
Posted On: November 20, 2007
I have a cold right noww.. I got to miss a day of school and tommorow is a half day nice article
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ananas

20/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: November 20, 2007
Hehe. I just got a cold. I nearly missed school... but I was a right little trooper and I got through it. lol.

Drink lots of fluids if you're sick... it's the best thing to do.
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H2O5

84/Female
Austria
Posted On: November 20, 2007
Last year, I missed so much school because I was sick.

That, and the fact that I hated it.
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Lingushi

18/Female
Canton, NC
Posted On: November 19, 2007
I, too, hate being sick, but last year, I was the only one who got sick, and it was only a cold!

Good article!
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babytink199

106/Female
Japan
Posted On: November 18, 2007
*cough**cough**sneeze**sneeze**puke**puk e* is what we say in our bus when it gets into the cold season because, of course, you do that constantly during Fall and Winter.
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Maddie705

19/Female
Willowick, OH
Posted On: November 18, 2007
I only like skipping school.Only reason i like sickness.But then again,i never see friends so basically,im an empty shell when im sick.Nice Article!
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whiteskyewarri

20/Female
Canada
Posted On: November 18, 2007
hey!
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superhero_1

25/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: November 18, 2007
Agreed!

-Kayley,x
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