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iVillage: 10 Tricks You Haven’t Heard to Prevent Colds & Flu

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Dry Your Hands on Paper (Not Cloth) Towels

What you dry your hands with is just as important as washing them, says Jamie Oskin, N.D. a naturopathic physician. Reusing the same cloth towel can spread even more germs.

“Paper towels can be easily disposed of to prevent the spreading of germs.” It may seem un-green to use paper towels, but Dr. Oskin points out that for the amount of times a sick person washes her hands, it can be more of a burden on the environment to keeping washing those cloth towels.

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