Flu is a viral infection that affects the upper respiratory system. A lot of people get infected with flu through exposure or getting in contact with surfaces or people who are already infected. Children are the most vulnerable to this viral infection since their immune system is not quite developed. Some of the flu symptoms are blocked nose, sore throat, coughing, and sneezing. There is no known cure for the cold. Therefore, doctors recommend that you take all the necessary prevent measures to avoid getting sick. Below are some of the preventive measures you can take to avoid getting infected.
How To Prevent Flu
Wash hands more often
This is something you may have always been told to do ever since you were young. Wash your hands as many times as you can. You may notice that during your day to day activities, you will get in contact with a lot of people most of them you can’t tell whether they are sick or not. Doctors recommend that you run water on your hands then apply soap and scrub for 30 seconds then rinse thoroughly to minimize your chances of getting sick. Use antiseptic soap if possible.
Avoid getting in contact with sick people
The flu virus is a very contagious disease. Getting any form of contact with an infected person especially if you have a weak immune system, can make you contract the disease. Doctors recommend that you avoid getting in contact with people especially the part of shaking hands. Use normal salutation of mouth as opposed to shaking hands especially if you see the other person as symptoms and signs similar to those of flu.
Keep your surrounding area clean
You should make it your habit of ensuring that your surrounding area is always clean. Clean your desk and avoid leaning on other people’s desks as they might be contaminated. Make sure you avoid exposing yourself to dust and other forms of dirt that can lead to you getting sick. While at home sanitize areas that are mostly touched like staircase rail, door knobs, light switch and arm rests.
Live a healthy life
Taking care of your overall health is important. Ensure that whatever you consume is healthy. This is because if you lack essential vitamins in your body, your immune system will be weak and you will be more vulnerable to falling ill. Eat foods that are healthy especially fruits and vegetables. Avoid smoking as most of the smoke inhaled is stored in the lungs which with time will lead to respiratory infection.