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Advice On How to Fight Flu Season

September 30, 2017 by FDAdmin
The leaves are turning and the nights are getting colder.  These are sure signs that fall is right around the corner and with it comes the inevitability of flu season.  Every year the flu effects roughly 20 to 65 million Americans, and those numbers can be higher among children and the elderly. Symptoms can vary and range in severity. And while there is no way to guarantee you and your loved ones won’t become ill, you can take simple steps to shorten and even decrease the chances of catching the flu.
  • Be sure your home has everything you need to stay healthy and comfortable. Cough syrup, fever reducers, pain relievers and plenty of tissue paper.  Check with your pharmacist to see what medications and products are best for you and your family.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and hot water and keep hand sanitizer in every room as well as your car.
  • Be sure to disinfect all surfaces that often come into contact with people. Many popular brands kill close 100% of germs when used properly.
  • Add a multivitamin, vitamin C and other supplements that can help to boost your immune system. Stop into Fanwood Pharmacy to see our line of vitamins and supplements and ask our pharmacist for assistance.
  • If someone in your household does get sick, be sure to never share cups, plates, and other items until they have been properly cleaned.
  • Movies, games, and books can be a great way to distract your children from the symptoms. And the adults in the household should try and have a few sick days available, this will allow you to watch after any children and avoid catching or spreading the virus in the workplace.
  • Get plenty of rest. A well-rested body helps keep the immune system working properly.
  • While there is no way to guarantee the flu will pass you by this year, following a few simple guidelines with the assistance of Fanwood Pharmacy can make all the difference in the world.
Please come in for any supplies that you need and to ask any questions you might have about flu season.  We are here to help!            

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