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Winter Is Coming: How To Arm Yourself For The Flu Season

You might have already prepared for winter by dry-cleaning those blankets and getting the warm clothing out of the cupboards. But have you armed yourself against winter diseases like colds, coughs, and flu? Here are simple life transformation techniques to alleviate conditions which infect one person and end up infecting the whole family:

Vaccination

There is no lifetime vaccine available for seasonal flu but seasonal vaccination can be used to prevent flu and cold for at least one season. Also referred to as flu shots, the effect of these vaccines vary according to the age of the receiver. People above the age of 85 years show the least effects of flu vaccinations. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization recommend every person above the age of 6 months to get vaccinated every year.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the flu season begins in October, therefore you should get vaccinated before the season starts. However, the vaccine is effective for the upcoming flu season if you received it in February or even March.

Supplies

Flu supplies include all the essential ingredients which you must gather weeks before the season starts. These supplies include the following items:

  • Pain killer.
  • Vitamin C tablet.
  • Cough drop.
  • Honey.
  • Thyme.
  • Eucalyptus.
  • Flu pill.

Precautions

Taking precautions is one of the best ways to prevent flu, coughs, and colds. It sometimes works even better than vaccines. Here are some quick preventive tips to remember.

Hand Sanitizer

Put hand sanitizers at different places including the office desk, common bathroom at the house, bathroom attached with your bedroom, kitchen, and the garage.

Hand Scrubbing

Make sure you scrub your hands properly for 20 seconds according to the international health standards.

Separate Supply

Keep your materials separate at the office including plates and spoons. You may also use supplies made of paper.

Adequate Sleep

Take a healthy amount of sleep and make sure to work out for 20 to 30 minutes in the morning.

Immunity Booster

Improve your immunity by regularly eating antitoxins. Include bananas, dates, and nuts in your routine diet.

Organic Soup

Eat organic soup at least once a day.

Warm Water

Avoid drinking cold water.

Hot Drink

Start sipping hot drinks at least twice a day. If you are not a tea or coffee lover, then try sipping herbal teas or green tea with a few drops of lemon.

Cleanliness

Keep your home and workstation clean. Take baths regularly and make sure to wear washed clean clothes. Also, use clean towels only.

Check And Balance On Sneezing

Flu can be instantly treated even if it occurs. It helps reduce the period of suffering and also keeps your throat tissues painless. Use a tissue paper to sneeze or cough and always dispose of the tissue paper properly. Use effective remedies to instantly treat flu during the first phase so that the disease does not get intense.

Avoid Sharing

Flu is one of the most easily spreadable viral diseases. It spreads when you shake hands or come in contact with the saliva of an infected person. Germs may also spread when someone coughs or sneezes close to you. Avoid sharing in all ways. Make sure to keep your supplies separate when traveling. Avoid crowded places and use all the preventive measures and precautions described above to arm yourself against winter diseases.

Flu is considered more dangerous than common colds as it targets lungs, respiratory tract, nose and ears. It is often characterized by fatigue and tiredness followed by 5 to 15 sneezes in the initial days. Make sure to immediately visit your nearest doctor or start treating flu with effective remedies to nip it in the bud.