Cold & Flu Tips


 
Cold & Flu Season


Fever, chills, cough, sore throat, runny/stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches, fatigue, vomiting, diarrhea…

 

These are all symptoms associated with a cold, flu or other virus. October to March is peak cold and flu season. Are you protecting yourself the best you can?

 Tips:

  1. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially before eating or touching eyes, nose or mouth; if unable to wash with soap and water, use an alcohol based hand sanitizer
  2. Get your yearly flu shot – especially if you’re in an at risk group – infants, young children, older adults (50 years and older), pregnant women, individuals with asthma, or other health conditions 

    REMEMBER, the influenza vaccine DOES NOT CAUSE THE FLU. It can protect you and your family from flu symptoms, the severity of flu symptoms, and related complications such as Pneumonia, Bronchitis, Sinus Infections, and Ear Infections (CDC, 2019) 

  3. Pay attention to symptoms and choose the right medications that treat your specific symptoms 
  4. Drink plenty of extra fluids (water is best) 
  5. Avoid public places if you’re sick 
  6. Get plenty of rest!!!