7 Tips to Protect Yourself From Germs When Visiting Health Care Centers


As a cystic fibrosis patient, you will regularly need to visit health care centers, from your doctor’s office to the hospital to the nutritionist. These are all places other patients have visited, which puts you at risk of picking up other people’s germs and for cross-infection.

However, according to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, there are seven ways that you can prevent the spread of germs and guard yourself against any possible infections.


Keep a Safe Distance From Others

The germs released through coughs and sneezes can travel up to six feet, so it makes sense to put this amount of distance between yourself and other people who may be ill when you’re visiting health care centers.

Read our eight tips to help you better manage your cystic fibrosis. 

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