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Health.com: 9 Ways to Stay Sniffle-Free

Dodge Germs in the Air

Germ-filled droplets can fly through the air, too, so if someone within 6 feet of you is coughing or sneezing, turn your head away for about 10 seconds while the air clears, Dr. Fryhofer advises, and (if you're in public, like in a cafe or on a bus or train) change seats as soon as you can.

And do your part to prevent the spread of germs: If you do get sick, sneeze into your sleeve, toss tissues immediately, and—if possible—stay home until you're better.

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