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Summer colds are the worst — hands down. Instead of enjoying the weather, you’re sniffling and sneezing.  Many people think it’s air conditioning or a fans that cause it, but the bigger question is, how do you stop it?  Here’s seven steps to not only stop your summer cold, but also keep one from coming back.

1. Wash your hands often.

Germs are spread from a contagious person to a healthy person typically by hand, whether directly or indirectly. Your greatest defense is to wash your hands several times a day with warm, soapy water.

2. Drink plenty of fluids (but not necessarily Orange Juice)

While you can’t flush a cold out of your system, drinking water and other liquids. Many orange juices are filled with sugar and may worse a cold if not added with another less sugary drink. Consider juicing your own orange juice or getting fresh squeezed juice.  Also, many people forget about juicing lemons.  Lemons will help not only with your throat but also will help prevent dehydration and maintain your body’s fluids.

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