Take These Onboard to Keep Your Cold Grounded
A handy germ killer
Instead of continually washing your hands in the airplane bathroom, simply reach for a bottle of alcohol-based hand sanitizer. It can kill many types of microbes very effectively. Squeeze a dab in your palm and lather up your hands every so often during your flight, especially after touching multiple surfaces.
Vitamin C…ya later
While consuming vitamin C in itself likely won’t prevent you from catching a cold or the flu, having an ample amount in your system may shorten the duration of symptoms should you get sick. Packing some vitamin C tablets or a mixable powder is a smart move just in case the wrong germs come your way.
Pack some immunity-boosting foods and drinks
Toss these in for extra germ prevention
Supplement your kit with extras like a pack of tissues, bottled water to stay hydrated and a light blanket or sweatshirt to keep warm. You might also want to pack items to help relieve stress or promote sleep such as books, music, meditation aids, a neck rest and an eye mask. Low stress and proper rest may help your immune system stay strong.