I am still sicker than a dog even after three full days or rest, tea and medication. My nose is raw and red from blowing it a million times and I feel like I haven't slept in days even though I nap multiple times a day. Its so bad that I had to miss work because I couldn't possible think properly to be productive. I wanted to stay home from work to rest and get better quicker as well as prevent the spread of my cold to others in the office. While there is no way to cure the common cold there are things that you can do to prevent the spread of these nasty bugs.
Things You Can Do to Prevent Spreading or Contracting a Cold or Flu
Wash Your Hands
I know this topic has been beaten to death a million times but it can really help to prevent passing germs. Whether you are the one who is sick or trying to avoid getting sick washing your hands often will decrease your chances of getting the bug. You can also keep antibacterial gel on hand for anytime you need it; its quick and easy and great if you are in a public place.
Cover Your Mouth When You Cough or Sneeze
Coughing and sneezing is just projecting those germs into the air which can get others sick fairly easily so always cover your mouth and nose preferably with a tissue that can be thrown away. A good recommendation would be to take medications that suppress the urge to cough or sneeze so that there is less of a chance of putting those germs in the air.
If you are sick stay home! You will only be doing yourself and everyone else a favour if you stay home. Trying to work while sick already drops productivity and increases the chance that others will become sick which could affect the entire business.
Disinfect Commonly Used Items
If there is someone who is sick either at work or home make sure to disinfect items that are touched often. Using Lysol or another brand, spray or wipe door handles, faucet taps, fridge handles, cabinets, toilet flusher etc. Steam can be used as a natural way to disinfect items around the house.
I plan to get back into the swing of things tomorrow as I should be almost back to normal and will have some DIY projects for you next weekend since I couldn't provide you with any last weekend.