posted on Mar, 9 2012 @ 09:03 AM
reply to post by stewiegriffin
I've no remedy to offer, but will lay out my personal guidelines that have kept me reasonably sick free.
1) I rarely eat at public establishments. I'm not suggesting that public restaurants are a bastion of contagion; however, this choice reduces the
number of people who interact with the food I eat.
2) I do my best not to touch my face (e.g. eyes, mouth, ears) when in public.
3) I typically carry a handkerchief to open doors.
4) I always wash my hands right before I eat.
5) If someone appears to have a respiratory illness I find somewhere else to be other than near that person.
Hmm, how to put this ... I've no phobia in terms of germs, but I do have a healthy respect for the down-time germs and what not may produce in my
body. So when I began to do these things listed above I'd often forget or do whatever out of habit--it took some discipline to instill. Moreover, I
occassionally get humorous glances for using a handkerchief to open a public door, but others' unspoken opinions about my preventative measure is the
least of my concerns.
In summary I think the best safeguard is preventive measures you practice on a daily basis. Simple things which, unfortunately, requires some
discipline to make happen. Granted none of these practices will guarantee you'll not get sick or inadventently pass along illness, but they do
mitigate risk. Realistically, that's probably the best we can hope for.
All said I hope you feel better sooner rather than later because being sick, well, sucks.
edit on 9-3-2012 by Kovenov because: typo