Well it’s that time of the year, Flu season! The CDC has issued a warning that there are different strains of flu around the country. This means combating them will be very difficult. The flu shot which is tweaked every year to meet the structure of the virus will only work in roughly 30% of the population who get the shot.
damned if we do damned if we don’t scenario, right?
If you find that you are starting to get sick, don’t take any chances. See a doctor as soon as you feel any symptoms.
- sore throat
- runny nose
- muscle or body aches
- headache and fatigue
It’s pretty common sense on how to prevent germs from slipping into your body, but if they do, outside of seeing the doctor, here are some steps you can take to help lessen the impact and shorten the life of the flu.
- Hydrate. You’re not going feel like drinking anything, let alone have the energy to. You must force yourself to sip on water continuously! Don’t fall into a state of dehydration! It will only make the symptoms worse and even deadly! Plus, the hydrated body will help move waste, virus etc quicker.
- Eat. You will not want to eat anything, but you have to! Soups, shakes (non dairy) will help give you the calories your body needs to function the best it can when fighting off the flu!
- Nasal Remedies. Saline solutions whether that be spray or the Neti-Pot can help flush the nasal passages for better breathing and influences the sinuses to keep moving product to lessen congestion.
Keep your hands clean and keep away from those who are sick!