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Can You Catch a Cold Through Your Eyes?

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Catching a cold through your eyes? Yep, it happens quite often actually. Rubbing your eyes after coming in contact with an infected person is one of the most common ways to catch a cold.  A virus can quickly spread throughout the body by traveling into the tear ducts. To avoid this risk, be sure to wash your hands frequently and avoid touching your eyes and face as much as possible. Keeping hand sanitizer with you at all times during cold season may help to reduce the chances of contracting a cold as well. Rubbing your eyes could also allow bacteria to enter the eye, resulting in a higher risk for an eye infection. If you begin to notice red, irritated eyes, visit Dr. Tavel’s staff at one of our 19 convenient locations in Indiana.
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