The holidays are right around the corner. It can be difficult to stay healthy during this time of the year because it is also cold and flu season. Sickness can make it difficult for you to enjoy the holidays, here are some things that you can do in order to avoid it.
Get the Flu Vaccine
You can cut your chances of getting the flu by getting vaccinated. Experts recommend that everyone who is over the age of six months get a flu shot.
Wash Your Hands
You can prevent illnesses from spreading by washing your hands. Flu is spread through coughing and sneezing. It can also be spread through touch. You will need to use soap or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer to clean your hands.
Stay Home if You are Sick
Because illness is easily spread from person to person, it is a good idea to stay home if you are sick. You should stay home until you are fever-free and symptom-free for at least 24 hours. Flu and cold symptoms include body aches, fever, sore throat, runny nose and sneezing. It is possible for people to infect others with the flu before they even show any symptoms.
Cover Your Mouth and Nose
If you have to sneeze or cough, then you should use your tissue or arm to cover your mouth and nose. Throw the tissue away and wash your hands after you are finished with it. If you are sick and have to leave the house, then you should use a face mask.
Do not Touch Your Nose or Mouth
If you touch doorknobs and other objects and then touch your nose or mouth, then you can easily infect yourself with the flu. That is why you should avoid touching your mouth and nose as much as possible.