'Tis the season to spread germs.  And if you plan on heading to the malls in the coming days,  here are some tips to avoid getting an unwanted cold along with those holiday deals.

FOX's Colleen Cappon has more in today's "Housecall For Health":

The busiest shopping day of the year is fast approaching, but experts say you could be picking up more germs than deals.  The germiest places in the mall include food court tables, escalator handrails, toy stores, and fitting rooms.  You can protect yourself by stocking up on hand sanitizer and using it often.  Bring a travel pack of disinfecting wipes, and avoid touching sample gadgets or products that many others have had their hands on.

Housecall for Health.  I'm Colleen Cappon, FOX News Radio.