According to the CDC, one of the best ways to prevent season flu is to get vaccinated. The flu vaccine doesn’t prevent every strain of the flu, which means that you still need to take measures to keep yourself and your family healthy. Here are some of the best ways to fight germs.
Practice Good Health Habits
Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Use a paper towel or tissue to handle doorknobs when you’re on your way to the sink to wash up after coughing. Eat healthy during the winter season and stay hydrated. Give your family the tools they need to slow the spread of bacteria and viruses that make them sick. Make Soft Scrub your partner in preventing colds and flu at your home this winter so you can enjoy all the parties that make the holiday fun.
Wash Your Hands
Use soap and water to wash your hands often. After touching doorknobs, phones, or something that could be contaminated with germs, you shouldn’t touch your eyes, nose, and mouth. If you must wipe your face, use a clean tissue.
Cleaning kitchen surfaces, doorknobs, and bathrooms with Soft Scrub with Bleach Cleanser stops the spread of germs in highly used places. The CDC says that the flu virus is fairly fragile, which means that basic cleaning processes with your regular Soft Scrub products get the job done. The virus can only live and infect someone for up to eight hours on a surface.
Know When to Go to the Doctor
Antivirals can make you get over the flu symptoms quicker, but they won’t work with all viruses. Most people try to treat themselves at home, but you should check with your doctor when symptoms become severe, such as a high fever or vomiting for an extended time period. Children, pregnant women, or adults with chronic conditions need medical treatment sooner than the average person. Don’t wait to get help when you are concerned.
This is the time of year when everyone wants to hug and give holiday wishes. Avoid contact with those who are sick. If you or one of your kids feels unwell, stay home. Don’t take chances with your health or that of others. Avoid touching trash that may be contaminated. Keep plastic gloves on hand to empty waste baskets to prevent infection.