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How to Prepare for Cold and Flu Season

Posted by SFSH on September 29, 2020

It’s on its way. The cold and flu season will be here before we know it. Because of the global pandemic, this year’s season will look a little different than most. Personal health should be on the top of everyone’s minds. Get ready for the cold and flu season with these helpful tips. Here are ways to prepare for the upcoming cold and flu season.

 

Heathy Habits

According to the CDC, these are the best ways to avoid the flu and help stop the spread of germs.

  • Avoid close contact with sick individuals
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Cover your mouth and nose
  • Keep your hands clean
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth
  • Clean frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school

Following these tips closely and fully will help you avoid the flu.

Boost Immunity

A heathy sleep schedule and diet are also other ways to stay healthy. While there isn’t any flu preventing foods out there, a healthy diet is a way to boost your immune system and stay strong. Vitamins are another way to boost immunity. Vitamin D and C specifically have been shown to help. It’s important to realize that vitamins won’t act as medicine if you contract a cold or the flu. It will only work as a preventative and help boost immunity.

Better Stock Up

Be sure to stock up on supplies before the season starts. Here’s a list of the essentials: Tissues, hand sanitizer, soap, cough drops, cough syrup, pain relievers, and decongestants. You never know when you’ll need these important products. Be prepared by stocking up before the season hits.

Get the Shot

Getting a flu shot is always a smart way to start the flu season. It’s the single best way to prevent seasonal flu. Want to learn more? Check out all the great reasons to get a flu shot.

If you currently have the flu and symptoms aren’t going away or are worsening, then visit Urgent Care. When in doubt, it’s always good to seek professional medical advice.

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