tips & tricks for
Wash hands frequently for 0
full 30 seconds (sing ‘Happy
Birthday‘ in your head while
you're of the sink).
Don't rub your eyes or nose
when sick: it's on entryway
Use onfibcictericil cloths to
wipe down your phone.
doorknobs. computer, and
other surfaces you touch
Beware of what other people
touch on campus and what
kind of germs coin lurk there.
Corry hand sanitizer in your
Change your sheets weekly.
or other things that touch
« the out crowd » JANUARY 2008
8 Control the
No one likes being sick. especially when they get
their hacking cough from the kid with the runny
nose who sits next to them in the computer lab.
With that said, there's no need to stay cooped up
in bed unless you're running a fever. But following
these etiquette guidelines from Michelle Gallant,
the wellness educator for SU Health Services, will
help ensure you're not that annoying invalid every-
one tries to avoid.
When a cold feels like it’s creeping on,
Gallant suggests taking immediate action. There
are other ways to fight oﬁ an infection than just
attacking germs. Embrace new and old remedies
like Airborne, Echinacea (although it can worsen
colds for people with seasonal allergies). vitamin
C, drinking tons of non-caﬁeinated ﬂuids, and
getting as much sleep as possible.
Most people know to cover their mouths
when they cough and sneeze. but Gallant
suggests sneezing into an elbow or shoulder. not
onto bare skin. "When you sneeze and cough into
sleeves. germs die in the fabric, " she explains.
This prevents germs from spreading onto hands
and then onto communal surfaces like doorknobs,
vending machines, and desks.
Following cold etiquette is all about having
common sense. just think about how much
you hate being sick and that those around you
feel the same. So the next time that kid at the
other computer starts wiping up snot with his
shirtsleeve, hand him a tissue and tell him to go
makeahottoddy . .. .. .
Make a Hot Toddy:
I 02. bourbon, whiskey, or brandy
I tablespoon honey
I cup boiling water
I feo bog (herbol)
Make 0 cup of I00. Let leo bog seep for
five minutes. In 0 separate cup, pour in
honey and lemon juice with your choice
of spirits. Pour hot led into honey/ lemon/
alcohol mixture. Drink up.