Keeping Colds in Check
This time of year sees a rise in the common cold and flu viruses going around. While it is prudent to get a flu vaccination, there is no cure for the common cold or flu. Here are a few simple preventative measures steps you can take:
Wash your hands frequently with hot water and soap. Your hands are a main pathway for the spread viruses. If you rub your eyes or touch your face, then you're at risk of catching that cold or flu.
Keep healthy. Keep your immune system in tip-top shape - it is your first line of defense. Research has that your immune system benefits from regular daily doses of Vitamin C, Zinc, and Echinacea.
If you do get sick with the flu, here are some general tips to
follow that will help you fight off the attack:
- Get plenty of rest.
- Stay at home if possible.
- Drink lots of fluids.
- Spices like cayenne pepper in chicken soup help
to keep nasal passages working.
- Use a humidifier to moisten nasal
passages and your throat.
It's our hope that you and your family
stay healthy this cold season.