Dear Pharmacist: The cold weather is upon us, and I’m worried about cold and flu. What are some simple steps to keep my immune system healthy? — L.F., Alexandria, Va.
A: Preventing the spread of germs is job one. If you feel any symptoms of a cold, please stay home and delegate your errands to a friend or relative. Also, consider the other individuals around you, such as your husband or child, who could potentially fall ill before making close contact with sick people. Being mindful of this could have lasting benefits if you consider the fact that their cold could turn into pneumonia should they have a weak immune system.
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