Dr. Corey A. Fish
30 May 2019Dr. Corey A. Fish

Preventing a Sore Throat or Cold

Preventing a Sore Throat or Cold

Colds and sore throats, even though we think of these things as less sever illnesses, are one of the most financially impactful medical issues on a national scale.

Given the impact of these illnesses, you may be wondering if it's possible to prevent a sore throat or cold. Well, researchers have been searching for an answer to this very question for decades, and along the way they've looked at everything from zinc to vitamin C, to multivitamins to probiotics. But do any of these solutions work? Unfortunately, the jury is still out on whether they have any effect at all. Luckily though, there are some easy everyday things you can do to give yourself the best chance of staying happy and well.

5 simple ways to help prevent sore throats and colds

Get plenty of sleep

Eat healthy (lots of fruits and green vegetables!)

Wash your hands, especially after visiting public places!

If you smoke, consider quitting

Enjoy at least 30 minutes of exercise most days of the week

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