Do's and Dont's in Common Cold
- Handwashing is the simplest and most effective way to keep from getting rhinovirus colds.
- Avoid touching the nose or eyes.
- Individuals with colds should always sneeze or cough into a facial tissue, and promptly throw it away.
- If possible, one should avoid close, prolonged exposure to persons who have colds.
Because rhinoviruses can survive up to three hours outside the nasal passages on inanimate objects and skin, cleaning environmental surfaces with a virus-killing disinfectant might help prevent spread of infection.