So you've got a cold!
And you're miserable — can't taste, can't smell — can hardly even breathe.
Grab your woolly bedsocks, a hot water bottle and a nice big box of tissues and hop into bed. No use being a martyr. You'll only have everyone else sneezing. Eat simple meals and drink plenty of liquids.
Don't blow your nose hard — you could infect your ears and sinuses.
And keep your nasty old germs to yourself — cover up that cough or sneeze!
DODGE COLDS — AVOID TROUBLE
ISSUED BY THE NEW ZEALAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH