I am not sharing this because I believe it to be 100% factual. I am sharing it because it contains information that you all may find interesting or informative.
Prevent the Flu: How to NOT Get the Flu
Every year we experience outbreaks of flu. With the flu comes a panoply of different symptoms: fever, headache, earache, chills, nausea and loss of appetite, runny or stuffy nose, and exhaustion. We’ve all had these flu symptoms and it stinks when you catch the flu. If you think you’ve caught the flu, don’t panic. There are a few things you can do to deal with flu-like symptoms.
Drink Sufficient Fluids
No matter if you have the flu, cold, or other sickness it’s always important to drink enough fluids. There are many choices to choose from. If you want to really prevent the flu, stay hydrated.
Take Vitamins E, C, and D
When you catch the flu, your immune system is down. Rebuild your immune system. Obtain vitamins C and D in tablet form for quick digestion. Or drink Orange Juice as a way to drinking fluids and getting your vitamins. Preventive measures can help you be the one who doesn’t catch the flu!
There is nothing wrong with being OCD about hand washing. During flu season, it is imperative you wash your hands. Germs are carried through the air and on anything you touch. Wash your hands, use hand sanitizer, and limit contacts. As a rule, have the family wash their hands upon arrival home.
Avoid spreading germs by using tissues to wipe runny noses. Avoid using handkerchiefs, wash rags, or towels.
Don’t Touch Your Face
Possibly the hardest step to take to prevent the flu, minimize touching your face, especially the nose and eyes. The more you wipe your nose or touch your eyes, the greater the potential of exposure.
Sleep little baby, don’t you cry …. Yes, the best flu tip is the simplest: sleep. Rest is vital to avoiding the flu or minimizing it if you get it.
It is to be hoped these flu tips will enable you to avoid getting the flu. Or, if you do get it, that your symptoms will be minimal. Whatever the case, try to avoid passing it on to others.
***Sabrina *~* wife to Matt 8/6/05*~*Mommy to Isaac 7/25/06, *~*Liam 7/30/08, *~* and Eban 6/24/10***