Tip #1 – Soap, water and hand sanitizers are “must haves.”
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Tip #2 – While traveling on planes, smear a bit of Neosporin in both nose nostrils. This is supposed to prevent any germs from entering through your nose while on the plane.
Tip #3- You can also keep yourself cold and germ-free when flying with an oral antiseptic spray. Halo spray comes in a TSA-friendly one-ounce size, and is alcohol, sugar and dye-free. There is a grape flavor for kids (over age 2) or berry or citrus for adults.
Halo kills airborne germs, including ones that cause colds and flu.
Other safety tips to avoid the flu while traveling include the following:
- Remember that everything someone touches has to be touched by someone else – luggage handlers, etc. Handle one’s own belongings as much as possible. Wash hands often with soap and water.
- Carry hand sanitizer and anti-bacterial wipes and use them to wash hands or wipe down surfaces such as armrests.
- Bring one’s own pillows and blankets – they can act as a shield against the seat itself.
- If someone has to cough or sneeze, do so into a tissue or sleeve.
- Avoid touching the face or eyes.
For more information on how to remain safe while traveling this Thanksgiving, visit the Red Cross web site.