Prepare For The Height Flu Season: Prevention Tips & Tricks

Flu Prevention Tips Palm Desert CA

Ward off the flu with these prevention tips!

It’s the middle of winter, and also the middle of flu season. Getting sick is the last thing you want to do, reduce your risk for getting sick with these prevention tips.

Stay on top of your hygiene

The more you wash your hands, less germs you spread. Make sure to pay extra attention to your hand washing habits during cold and flu season. Use soap and warm water and wash vigorously. Should you not have soap and water available to you hand sanitizer is a great substitute.

Steer clear of your mucus membranes

Don’t touch your face. Your eyes, mouth, and nose are all prime spots for pathogens to enter your body. The more you touch your face, the greater likelihood of getting sick. If you must touch your face, be sure to wash your hands thoroughly before hand.

Know the symptoms

  • Fever & chills
  • muscle aches & fatigue
  • cough
  • congestion & runny nose
  • headaches

If you encounter anyone with these symptoms, keep your distance. The flu is spread through tiny droplets that can travel as far as six feet away. Steering clear of infected persons helps to reduce your chances of getting sick.

Get your flu shot.

A flu shot may be your best bet at fighting off the flu. If you haven’t already gotten your flu shot, check with your doctor to see if you’re a good candidate for the vaccine.

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