How to Prevent a Cold

Because the cold virus comes in so many varieties and is easily transmitted from person to person, there’s no fool-proof way to prevent a cold. But there are things you can do to improve your odds of staying healthy through cold and flu season and the rest of the year.

The single best thing you can do to prevent a cold is to wash your hands often and thoroughly, with warm water and soap. A common way for colds to spread is when cold sufferers sneeze and cough and emit tiny droplets of cold virus which then settle onto surfaces. When other people touch those surfaces and then later touch their own mouth, nose, or eyes, they can pick up the cold virus themselves. Frequent hand-washing is the best way to prevent a cold from spreading to you in this way. And to shore up your immune system, eat a healthy diet (lots of fruits and veggies) and get some regular exercise.

When You’re Unable to Prevent a Cold, You Can Shorten It

Try as you might, it’s unlikely that you’ll always be able to prevent a cold. When you feel cold symptoms coming on and you’re deciding how to treat a cold, there are of course a wide variety of remedies – ranging from decongestants and expectorants, to zinc cough drops and other cough remedies, to sore throat home remedies and other home-grown treatments. What these common cold remedies have in common is that they alleviate symptoms without really getting at your underlying cold, which can drag on for a frustratingly long time.

But there’s also a different type of remedy for a cold. Cold-EEZE® Cold Remedy shortens your cold so you can get well sooner.*

Take Cold-EEZE® Cold Remedy to Shorten a Cold

In double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical studies at Dartmouth College and the Cleveland Clinic, the unique zinc gluconate formula in Cold-EEZE® lozenges was found to shorten colds by almost half.* That’s three to four days off the length of the average cold! How do Cold-EEZE® lozenges do it? Scientific studies suggest that the release of zinc ions – as found in Cold-EEZE® lozenge products’ unique zinc gluconate formula – inhibits the cold virus’ ability to replicate, shortening the duration of the common cold by almost half. *^

Do your best to prevent a cold by washing your hands often and well, eating right, and getting regular exercise. But for those times when you’re unable to prevent a cold — when a cold virus occasionally slips through your defenses — remember there’s Cold-EEZE® Cold Remedy to shorten your cold so you can get well sooner.

To be prepared for your next cold, you can buy Cold-EEZE® today at a store near you or at our convenient online store (free shipping on all U.S. orders over $25). Along with our best-selling, #1 pharmacist recommended Cold-EEZE® lozenges**, Cold-EEZE® is also available in an oral spray or a nighttime cold medicine with the same active ingredient as our lozenges.

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* Cleveland Clinic (1996) and Dartmouth College (1992) studies demonstrate that Cold-EEZE lozenges shorten the duration of the common cold. For more information, click here.

*^ Although the precise mechanism by which zinc ions interfere with the cold virus has not been scientifically established, the Cleveland Clinic study demonstrated that Cold-EEZE lozenges significantly reduced the duration of the common cold.. For more information, click here.

**Based on the 2015 OTC Guide