Sunday, October 17, 2010
Sneezing. Every day on my way to work, on the train, while walking at the mall and even inside my workplace, I can see or hear someone sneezing. Colds are common these days because of this bizarre sudden weather changes.
So we all know that nobody wants to have colds and flu. And when we had, there are times that we're in need to sneeze in a public places. We have to do it properly or should we say the hygienic way. We might always think that its embarrassing to sneeze in the public but more importantly is that its the major reason in the spread of an airborne illness. Germs spread so fast!
Stop spreading germs that make you and others sick!
1. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, if that's the only thing within reach.
2. If you don't have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve, not your hands.
3. Put your used tissue in the waste basket.
4. Wash your hands with soap often.
Remember that respiratory illnesses like influenza are spread by:
- Coughing or sneezing
- Unclean hands
And doing the proper way makes good sense and maintains the dignity of the person.