Do you happen to be living with someone who is sick with a cold or the flu? Are they doing their part to prevent the whole household from getting sick?
If they don’t wash their hands and cough all over the house without covering their mouth then they’re probably not doing much of anything to help contain the spread of contagion’s. The excuse they may give is “But I’m Sick.” Although not washing the hands and coughing without covering the mouth is probably more of a habit that they don’t do when they aren’t sick.
Isolation in one to two rooms will do well to keep the contagion’s in check but it can be difficult to keep someone who is sick and a talker, they love to talk, in one to two rooms. A talker may have frequent coughing outbursts but still talk between coughs. Make as little contact as possible with a talker. Don’t talk to them if they love to talk. A talker may become so wound up that they follow you out of the room even if they are repeating the same thing they’ve said at a previous encounter or that they’ve just got through saying.
When someone is sick in the house with a cold or the flu moisturizers can be your enemy. Moisturizers can catch and hold cold germs & viruses that make you sick. It depends on the absorbency into the skin of the moisturizer. Moisturizers, which are quickly absorbed into the skin, are less likely to make you sick. It’s the moisturizers, which sit on top of the skin that can spell trouble.
When someone sick sneezes, coughs or breathes out their germs into the air the germs can get trapped in the moisturizer. Where if the moisturizer is on your face the germs are in a susceptible position of getting into the eyes, nose or mouth. Moisturizers on the hands can trap germs and if you rub your eyes, touch your nose or mouth the germs can make contact.
Heavy moisturizers are worse than light moisturizers.
Makeup can catch germs and hold disease-carrying contagion’s, like moisturizers, but again it’s the heavy greasy makeup, which is more of an attractant. Powdering the face over makeup exposed to germs can trap them.
Moisturizers and makeup that gets absorbed into the skin may serve as protection, a barrier against the germs from getting in but you may want to go ahead and steer clear of moisturizers until the person is fully recovered. Makeup may be harder to give up temporarily.