It always amazing me that people still Do Not cover their mouth when they cough or sneeze. In the last few years the only times have gotten sick (which is a handful in total) is because someone didn't cover their mouth. With all that we know about how viruses, bacteria and germs are spread, we (as a society) cannot remember to do the basics.
Wash your hands
Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze
So please remember to cover your mouth and let's make sure we pass this message on to kids and adults alike. Minimize your risk of catching a cold or the flu this holiday season.
And as a side note, I find, after having my Ear, Nose and Throat Doctor recommend it, that the NetiPot (or ceramic versions) do really help. Basically you use warm water and a packet of salt (this is not your normal table or sea salt) you pour it into each side of your nose while leaning over a sink. It might feel weird, but it is worth the awkwardness when you can clear your sinuses and shorten the time to recover. It's great for allergies as well. It washes the mucus and clears your sinus passages.
Stay healthy this year!