My roommate has strep throat. How can I keep from getting it?!


Question: She just got tested today... I'm feeling some irritation in my throat, but it could just be my mind playing tricks on me.

How do I avoid contamination?


Answers: She just got tested today... I'm feeling some irritation in my throat, but it could just be my mind playing tricks on me.

How do I avoid contamination?
It's all about germs:
Dont' share glasses, cans, bottles of anything.
Wash your hands after touching anything that she touched.
Avoid putting your hands in your mouth because they carry a lot of germs.
Don't share blankets or pillows..
You can't really do anything about the germs floating in the air, but you can do something about sharing items.
To be on the safe side, don't use anything that she used, within reason.
Also, don't start thinking that you are going to get sick. The mind is very powerful and has an influence over the body. If you think that you will get sick, chances are that you will.
Keep up on your vitamins, get plenty of rest, and drink more water than usual.
Also, if you really want to be on the safe side, you can use that Airbourne stuff....it helps protect you from germs floating in the air. My friend started using it after working in a daycare and catching every little cold the kids have...she said it works wonders.
Good luck!!
You already got some very good advice so I don't have much to add. Run a search for "strep throat" and check out websites. You can learn a lot about the transmission of this infection and how to avoid it.


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