The Common Cold

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  • Adults tend to get colds 2-4 times a year
  • Children, especially preschoolers, may catch a cold up to 10 times a year
  • Colds are common between September & April

Cold and Flu Prevention

  • Clean hands often with soap and warm water
  • Keep your kitchens, bathrooms and toys clean
  • Don’t share drinking and eating utensils
  • tissue box

  • Drink plenty of water
  • Keep your hands away from your eyes, mouth and nose
  • Get plenty of rest and eat well
  • Cough into your elbow

Emergency Warning Signs of Flu


  • High fever with a rash
  • Not drinking enough fluids
  • Dizziness or confusion
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Severe or persistent vomiting