How long should I stay away from work if I have a cold?
Post Date
23rd April 2014
How long should I stay away from work if I have a cold?

Q How long should I stay away from work if I have a cold?
A Adults can have between two and four colds every year, and given that colds are spread through person-to-person contact and virus particles in the air (cover your mouth when you cough!), the amount of time you should stay away from your workplace is an important question. Most people who experience a cold will get better in 7 to 10 days. Generally, healthy adults will not need to see a doctor to diagnose or treat a cold. Stay home if you are feeling unwell (usually the first day or two) and do what you can to get relief from symptoms.

Multi-symptom products like Lemsip Max Multi-Relief Cold & Flu Hot Drink can do it all in one hit including relieving headaches and fever, aches and pains and dealing with runny or blocked noses. The hot drink format of Lemsip Max Multi-Relief can also help keep you hydrated. If you are feeling well enough to go to work, it’s important to minimise the risk of spreading the cold to others. Make sure you wash your hands with an anti-bacterial hand wash to help prevent the transfer of germs to door knobs and other work surfaces, particularly after coughing or sneezing. Keep your work areas, including telephones, keyboards and your desk, as clean as possible with antibacterial wipes.



LIVE WELL RECOMMENDS:

Lemsip Max Multi-Relief Cold & Flu Hot Drink
Use this non-drowsy product for temporary relief of headache and fever, sore throat, blocked or runny nose, chest congestion, body aches and pains. The hot drink format of Lemsip Max Multi-Relief can also help to keep you hydrated. Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist consult your healthcare professional.

Lemsip Multi-Relief Cold & Flu Capsules
Take capsules as directed for temporary relief of headaches and fever, sore throat, blocked or runny nose, chest congestion, body aches and pains. Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist consult your healthcare professional.