Home > Newsletters > Need to Know > Other people’s pens can transmit viruses 09 February 2015 Action point 0 If you have a cold but your symptoms last longer than a week, or appear at the same time every year, it could be an allergy instead. Check if symptoms appear when you're exposed to pollen, dust or animals. More: Need to KnowOther people’s pens can transmit viruses advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news Medical 'I'm 40, so why do I have acne?' Medical Can doctors predict allergies? Lifestyle Why STIs are on the rise among pregnant women News You won't believe what Viagra was used for before ED Mental health Quick survey: Would you tell your boss about your mental illness? Medical 5 ways to protect yourself against fungal infections this summer From our sponsors Discover treatments that can help reduce acne What can I do to reduce or remove acne marks? Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal online store voucher! Live healthier Watch out! » Gross fungal infections you can pick up at the gym You go to gym to exercise. But make sure the only thing you pick up is a dumbbell and not one of these gross fungal infections. Holiday health » Your 10-step asthma holiday checklist Don’t let asthma ruin your summer holiday. Whether you are travelling or embracing the summer at home, make sure you plan ahead.