I like the bacteria on my christian lips. *lip smack* and the puke on my hands after drinking a bottle of water.This is a common myth that has been circulating for a long time. The truth is that it isn’t bacteria. You don’t need to worry about these organisms; the actual virus that causes colds and flu are usually killed off in the body by the natural immune system.For a long time there were numerous suggestions for what to do if you were concerned about the effects of drinking a lot of water on your body. The most popular remedy was to take a cold sore medication such as Tamiflu (a flu medicine) or Dapsone.