Coming down with a cold or the flu is never fun. Whether you experience mild congestion, a fever, or a more severe infection of the upper
respiratory tract, getting sick always creates an
extraordinarily unpleasant interference in your day-to-day.
And, of course, the common cold and influenza are both contagious. That means if
one person in your household comes down with something,
everyone is at risk.
You might keep your distance from family members and rely heavily on getting lots of fluids and vitamins. You might also think: if I get
plenty of sleep and disinfect common spaces, we'll squash this thing in a few days.
But here's the cold, hard truth about these viruses:
they often go undetected in the places you'd least expect.
The most notable of these hidden hotspots is your washing machine.
Why is this the case? Let's take an honest look at what you're up against.