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Health Rules You Can Bend - Colds

WebMD health feature series: 12 health rules you can bend.
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Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD

2.    Stay away from people with colds.

Unless you have lung disease or bad asthma, it’s fine to be around people with colds.

"No one should be so health obsessed as to engage in antisocial behavior," says Norman H. Edelman, MD, chief medical officer of the American Lung Association.

Still, you don't want to catch a cold. So be sure to wash your hands afterward with soap and warm water or use a hand sanitizer, because cold germs spread through contact.

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Reviewed on April 06, 2010

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