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Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Ways to stay healthy this flu season

Hello everyone!


Seasonal influenza (flu) viruses typically circulate in the autumn and winter months; during what’s known as the flu season. The exact timing of the flu season varies, but it usually peaks between December and February. 


Here’s what you can do to stay healthy...


woman with flu medication

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These are simple steps you can take to protect yourself and help prevent the spread of the flu:


  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water or use a hand sanitiser.
  • Wear a mask in crowded spaces, such as public transport.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Avoid sharing food, drinking glasses and eating utensils.
  • Regularly disinfect your home and belongings, such as doorknobs, light switches, etc.
  • Stay home if you are unwell to prevent the spread of germs.
  • Stay home for at least 24 hours after the fever goes down unless you need medical care.
  • Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing with a tissue, sleeve or elbow.
  • Practice healthy habits: Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage stress, drink plenty of fluids and eat nutritious food.


In the articles below, you will find tips to help you get rid of flu symptoms rapidly!


Best teas to fight cold and flu symptoms

How to relieve sinus pain and pressure

DIY: All-natural vapour rub

Essential oil blends for cold and flu

Tips for staying hydrated during the colder months


Additional tips:


Suck on hard candy

Cough drops are good for soothing a dry, irritated throat and reducing that constant urge to cough. However, all hard candy will promote saliva production and provide moisture to relieve a dry cough.


Gargle with salt water

A saltwater gargle is usually a sore throat remedy, but it’s worth trying for coughs, too. While salt water may not provide immediate relief, it is still an effective remedy for killing bacteria while loosening mucus and easing pain. Mix ½ teaspoon of salt into 8 ounces of warm water, gargle and then spit out the solution.


Take care and talk to you soon!




 

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