Holidays mean hugs and kisses. They also mean easy transmission of colds and viruses.
Little kids can get cold sores so don’t let them kiss adults who have cold sores. They’re commonly spotted around or on the lips. You can also find them by the nose from time to time. Sharing utensils and beverages can also transmit the possibility of these painful blisters appearing later in life.
Coughs and sniffles are warning signs to stay back. Don’t share utensils or drinks. Go with a peck on the cheek or an air hug.
This is more common in teens because of the kissing frequency. If you get mono, take your vitamins and stay hydrated. Stay away from friends and family. It’s very contagious.
If you are sick and don’t recover in two weeks, see your physician.
Listen as Dr. Georgea Pasedis joins Melanie Cole, MS, to share how to protect yourself from the consequences of physical affection when others are ailing.