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Beat Those Bugs

Practical tips on combatting cold and flu during the cooler months in Oman.



When the cold and flu season strikes, many people in the Sultanate find themselves coughing, sneezing, congested, aching, uncomfortable – and sometimes, downright miserable. The widespread prevalence of these symptoms sweeps the country each year and affects people of all ages.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States, adults can catch an average of two to three colds per year while children suffer even more, especially during the colder months. 

“The cold and flu (influenza) are both highly contagious viral infections,” says Dr Keri Peterson, a New York-based doctor. “While they spread easily, there are some easy measures that families can take to protect themselves from getting infected, even while they are sick, to prevent prolonged illness and recover more quickly.”

To protect you and your family, and to prevent the spread of illness, Peterson offers these tips for navigating the cold and flu season:

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