Do-It-Yourself Cold Remedies: What Really Works? (VIDEO)

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One of the biggest goals of this season -- beside finding the best gift for everyone on your shopping list -- is steering clear of colds and the flu. Whether it's at home, school or work, it seems like something is just about always going around, threatening to put a damper on holiday parties, fitness goals and all-around good cheer.

So what can you do to protect yourself? Folk wisdom recommends everything from diligent hand washing to preventive dietary picks, but what really works?

Watch the clip above to see HuffPost Live's Caitlyn and Caroline put some of these common methods to the test.

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