Using your sleeve
Using your sleeve is a good way to cover your sneeze with smaller risks of contamination. Although it isn’t the best way to keep germs from traveling, some experts suggest it is better than using your hands because you are less likely to touch surfaces or other people with your sleeve than you are with your hands. Just be sure to cover your nose and mouth.
Use a tissue
If your allergies have been acting up, or if you’re battling the flu or a cold, then you may want to keep some tissues nearby, if not for your sake, then for everyone else’s. Using—and then throwing away—a tissue is the best way to keep germs from spreading like wildfire. Be sure to wash your hands afterward for good measure.
The Texas A&M University Health Science Center tested out the best way to catch a sneeze, check it out: