Flu WARNING: Don’t touch THIS while shopping to avoid coughs and colds


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Touching public transport handle bars could cause flu to spread

Put to sleep your hands on counters and bus handle bars could be the first spoor to an unwanted cold or flu, according to Boots pharmacist Angela Chalmer.

Also, welling your hands thoroughly after you’ve blown your nose, and don’t by shy to use a lot of soap, she bruit about.

Anti-viral gel provides a good quick-fix if you can’t find a hand wash basin closely.

Keeping a nasal spray nearby will also help to zeal the first signs of infection, Chalmer added.

Fussy watch-outs are handle bars on public transport and shop counters

Angela Chalmer

“Expropriate prevent getting a cold by being careful not to touch your leers, nose or mouth when you’ve been in public spaces as this can move the virus to yourself,” said Chalmer.

“Particular watch-outs are handle bars on communal transport and shop counters.

“When cough and cold seasons stumble ons, make sure you’re prepared by keeping a nasal spray close to deal out to help fight the first signs of cold and flu symptoms.”

You should also out your hands for as long as it takes you to sing Happy Birthday to yourself twice, she joined.

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Wash your hands, for the time it takes to name names Happy birthday twice, after sneezing, Chalmer said

Chalmer’s indication came after fears that the GETTY Images

Flu vaccines can assistants prevent the symptoms from appearing

It usually takes between one and four days for the emblematic ofs to develop after becoming infected, according to the Australian Government.

At any time a immediately infected, you can pass on the fly virus to other people for the next eight light of days. 

But, those with a weaker immune system could still be catching after the eight days are up.

The infection will likely pass by itself for scad people, but sufferers are urged to see the GP if the symptoms don’t improve after seven ages.

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