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How to Prepare for Flu Season

for Bradenton, Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch and Beyond

Dec 11, 2014

Don’t let flu season this year hit you like a ton of bricks. Although catching a cold may seem inevitable, it is actually quite avoidable. Here are a few ways to prepare yourself so nothing catches you off-guard.

Get the Necessities

It’s never too early to stock up on the medicines that you know you’ll want when you have a cold, such as cough drops, vitamin C, and ibuprofen. As a precaution, you might also want to buy comforts such as chicken noodle soup, tea, and tissues. You can also take vitamins regularly to boost your immune system and prevent nasty viruses.

Be Careful

During cold and flu season, there’s no such thing as being too careful. Don’t be afraid to regularly wash your hands or even use hand sanitizer. Wipe off surfaces around the house, especially in the kitchen and bathroom, to ensure that you don’t come into contact with any germs. If you’re willing to get a shot in order to avoid the flu, it is highly recommended to get the flu vaccine before the cold season really starts.

Don’t Mingle in Crowds

The more people you’re around, the greater your chances are of coming into contact with a cold or virus. Airports and airplanes are the worst culprits for spreading diseases. It is often recommended that passengers take a medicine called “Airborne” before flights in order to build up immunity and prevent catching anything other passengers may have.

Start preparing yourself for flu season today and you can prevent yourself from being sick all winter long.

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