Stop the flu in its tracks Now it is more important than ever to take note of your health and be careful of how you deal with your personal hygiene. The CDC (Center for Disease Control) has recently labeled the influenza virus as an epidemic spreading throughout the entire nation.
There are steps you can take to prevent getting the flu
- Wash your hands often with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. Germs spread this way.
- Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
- Practice good health habits. Get plenty of sleep and exercise, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat healthy food.
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
- Keep your home and work area clean from germs by using a disinfectant and or sanitizer.
- If you are sick with flu-like illness, stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone without the use of fever-reducing medicine.
Always seek medical treatment or call 911 in case of an emergency.
Influenza Vaccines & Sprays
Yes there is a nasal spray…
Did you know the flu vaccine can be administered through the nose in a form of a nasal spray? It certainly can and is recommended if you or your child prefer not getting a shot.
Click here: http://www.flu.gov/prevention-vaccination/vaccination/index.html to find out more information and to find where to get the vaccine in your area.