If you’ve managed to avoid the flu thus far YOU’RE DOING WELL!!! But flu season doesn’t officially end for another month or two.
Don’t think you’re in the clear quite yet! Stock up on plenty of cold and flu meds, cough suppressant and tissues for your hands and face. Very important.
Our friends at Kleenex sponsored these tips and advice to get you through this:
1. KEEP YOUR KID HOME 96% of school nurses agree that when a child comes to school sick, other children tend to catch his or her virus. If your child is sick keep them home to avoiding spreading it to their classmates. It’s only fair. Yes, I get that you have a meeting but it will be okay. Love on your child and help them get well.
2. KEEP TISSUES HANDY The Center for Disease Control recommends facial tissues as one of the key strategies to minimize cold and flu viruses. If you’ve got tissues close by it’s easy to grab one right before a sneeze and contains germs. Or wipe away the kids’ dripping boogers before they get wiped everywhere!!
3. VISIT YOUR DOC Every year, the U.S. alone reports more than one billion colds and 35 – 50 million flu cases. Let your doctor help you evaluate whether it’s the flu.
4. EAT HEALTHY Boost your immune system with fruits, veggies and Vitamin D – enjoying a little sunshine can help.
5. MANAGE FEVER Put wet towels around your shoulders instead of your forehead. This will help reduce temperature.
6. STAY DRY Avoid using humidifiers when you’re sick – they can actually spread the flu germs.
7. AVOID SUGAR Not all liquids hydrate and sugary drinks actually feed pathogens so stick to water and herbal tea.
8. STAY CLEAR All colds are contagious, regardless of mucus color.