Flu season is here again, as it does every autumn and most of winter, and we seem to be struggling to combat it effectively. No one wants to be stuck with a runny nose and a sore throat, but avoiding that becomes almost impossible.
But fret not, with these simple tips you can avoid getting the flu:
1. Get a flu shot
This is the most obvious prevention tactic, and available in most hospitals. But make sure to get a flu shot prior to the beginning of the season.
2. Don’t share glasses or cutlery with people who have the flu
Make sure to set aside glasses, cutlery, etc. for your family members who have the flu. This will help you from falling sick. And a healthy you can then tend to the That way no one’s germs will be passed around.
3. Wash your hands often
Whenever you go to a public bathroom or touch a handrail, make sure to wash your hands thoroughly afterwards. This will ensure that you won’t catch other people’s germs.
More importantly, washing your hands is a good practice and you should inculcate the habit even at home.
4. Educate people to be more considerate
One of the easiest ways to catch a cold is by being near someone who has a flu. Keep some distance between yourself and people who have the flu and are sneezing or coughing.
Moreover, tell them to be considerate and cover their mouths when sneezing or coughing. Also ask them to throw their used tissues in the bin. It’s basic decency. As even having used tissues close to you can give you the flu.
5. Eat healthy
To help your body fight the germs, you need to feed it with food that has high nutrient value. These include consuming lots of fruits and juices, among other things.
All in all, stay healthy during flu season and you’ll be one of the few to get out of it without a red nose and a sore throat.