How to Prevent Getting a Cold When Flying

How to Fend Off a Cold When Flying

How to Prevent Getting a Cold When Flying

Airplanes may get you from A to B, but they also transport something else — billions of germs. It may be part psychological, but every time I step onto an airplane, I feel like my immune system goes into overdrive and my body knows it's fight or flight time, literally! I'm not completely overreacting, because according to WebMD, you are 100 times more likely to catch a cold on a plane than you are in your normal day-to-day life. To keep a nice protective barrier between you and this germ-friendly breeding ground, here are some of my favorite defense mechanisms.

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