The transition from winter to spring brings many things: pretty flower buds, sunnier days, and shorter sleeves and hemlines. Oh, and a cold, according to conventional wisdom. The drastic day-to-day change in temperature somehow messes up your immune system making you more vulnerable to viruses.

With this in mind, the trick to avoiding a spring cold is dressing for the actual temperature outside and not letting spring fever compel you to go to work in a sundress and sandals. At least that's what the experts say. Just wear layers you can remove if it does warm up in the afternoon.

Add to that if you are around a person with a cold or in a public place touching carts or handles wash your hands frequently and don't rub your eyes.