never stick your fingers in your eyes or up your nose (lol), unless you have just washed your hands. I have been doing that and just being extra careful about washing my hands.
This winter I had two minor colds (congestion, sneezing, a day or two of phlegm), the first lasted a few weeks longer than normal (runny nose). Other than that my husband had 3 colds and my sister 5 colds and they are not on any immune suppressants.
I am on azathioprine (generic of Imuran).
Seriously, I think the not touching your eyes is a real help!
Beth, 32 ~ Major Flare Sept/Oct 07 ~ almost in remission
UC dx'd March 2000 (30 cenitmeters as of 2005-proctosigmoiditis)
Azathioprine 200mg 1xday nightly; Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday, Multi Vit, Folic Acid 400mg 2xday, Prilosec, Probiotics.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) dx'd Sept 2007 - partial remission since 03/08
Prednisone 25mg 1xday (taper 5mg a week from 60 = ), Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Enalpril 10mg 1xday, Fursomide 20mg 1xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs. Do you have edema? If so, check your protiens!
Pre-Diabetic from Prednisone use - Low carb/sugar diet & exercise.