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Please leave the flu at the door!

I can't stand it! Flu here and there and then they bring those pesty little germs home to the family! How do we keep it out of the house without passing it around and around for the winter? It would be nice to get through the season without our noses full of snot! Any suggestions?

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Prayerpartner

Asked by Prayerpartner at 12:10 AM on Oct. 19, 2010 in Kids' Health

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  • I've heard that Lysol on the doorknobs and basically everything else is supposed to help. If it works for you, let me know.
    SpiritedWitch

    Answer by SpiritedWitch at 12:11 AM on Oct. 19, 2010

  • Wash your hands a lot. Keep some hand sanitizer on hand. And politely request anyone who knows they're sick to keep a distance.
    Reenieredhead

    Answer by Reenieredhead at 12:12 AM on Oct. 19, 2010

  • Well runny noses would be a cold not the flu, but I myself had the flu shot to protect my little ones. All we can do is wash our hands and hope those who are sick, stay HOME!
    txdaniella

    Answer by txdaniella at 12:13 AM on Oct. 19, 2010

  • Here's a different angle: build up your immune system and then it won't matter whether or not you come into contact with the virus. Your body will be strong enough to fight it.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:53 AM on Oct. 19, 2010

  • Eat balanced meals full of different vegetables. Get at least 8 hours of sleep each night. Don't overclean, overwash, or over sanitize yourself, family, or house. Your immune system is like an army, if it doesn't practice & stay in shape, it won't be ready for the battle.
    motherofhope98

    Answer by motherofhope98 at 8:07 AM on Oct. 19, 2010

  • We practice good hygiene. Washing your hands and eating healthy foods is your best defense.

    PhilsBabyMama

    Answer by PhilsBabyMama at 11:39 AM on Oct. 19, 2010

  • prayer, eatin right, cleanin as we go
    mekarevell

    Answer by mekarevell at 1:54 PM on Oct. 19, 2010

  • BEST idea ever: do everything you can to build up your immune system. Eat healthy, get plenty of exercise and fresh air and sunshine. IMO, that's a better protection even than the flu shot. GL!
    Adelicious

    Answer by Adelicious at 6:12 PM on Oct. 19, 2010

  • •Flu can be treated internally with boneset, fenugreek, peppermint, echinacea, and mullein. Eucalyptus or tea tree oil can be inhaled to open blocked sinus passages, or rubbed on the chest to help open the bronchial tubes. Additional vitamin C and zinc are also beneficial.
    www.naturalark.com/children.html

    •Influenza is a highly infectious viral disease that affects mainly the nose, throat, bronchi and, occasionally, lungs. It is a contagious illness characterized by fever, headaches, sore throat, body aches and congestion of the nose. ...
    copublications.greenfacts.org/en/non-human-primates/glossary-non-human-primates.htm

    •A disease that is worse than a cold, and causes aching muscles and joints, fever, headaches, coughing, sore throat, and sneezing, sometimes followed by death.
    victorians.westsussex.gov.uk/ccm/navigation/glossary/

    •also known as the flu, is a contagious disease that is caused by the influenza virus
    Moms_Angels1960

    Answer by Moms_Angels1960 at 6:28 PM on Oct. 19, 2010

  • Most people do not know that there is the Stomach Flu & Influenza--- Influenza is a really bad bad cold that can make you really sick thus getting the Flu shot helps My daughter had Influenza a few years back sick, oh she was sick. We hadn't gotten her the flu shot that year she has since been healthy ever since Try some of the stuff from above and keep washing your hands, sneeze into your shoulder not your hands and not into the air
    Moms_Angels1960

    Answer by Moms_Angels1960 at 6:32 PM on Oct. 19, 2010

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