It’s that time of the year again when flu season is at its ferocious start. Everywhere around us, we can spot people coughing, sneezing and dealing with a sore throat. It’s time to take extra care of our health and take preventive measures in order to stay healthy during this flu season.
Although there is no one-way method to get 100 per cent protection against the flu
It is not possible to get 100% protection against the flu. We can, however, take preventive measures to reduce the risk of getting affected by the flu. Taking care of our hygiene, eating healthy and taking necessary precautions can help us get through this flu season.
The Hygiene and Disinfection Drill
The first step towards protecting ourselves from the flu is to keep our environment clean and follow the hygiene and disinfection drill. Cleaning our hands regularly with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitiser is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of germs and viruses. We should also avoid touching our face, eyes and nose as much as possible. We should also keep our house and workspace clean. This includes washing and changing our bed sheets, curtains and other soft furnishings regularly.
Get the Flue shot
Getting a flu shot can help to protect us from the flu. Even if we get the flu despite getting the shot, the severity of the symptoms would be reduced. It is recommended to get the shot once a year, usually in the fall, to get protection against the flu.
Boost your immunity
Boosting your immunity is one of the best ways to protect yourself from the flu. Eating a healthy and balanced diet, exercising regularly and getting enough sleep can help to strengthen your immune system. Taking supplements like Vitamin C, Vitamin D and probiotics can also help to boost your immunity.
Coughing and sneezing
Coughing and sneezing are some of the most common symptoms of the flu. It is important to cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough to prevent the spread of germs. Dispose of a used tissue properly in the bin and wash your hands afterwards.
Keeping distance and wearing a mask
We should try to keep a distance from people who have the flu or are showing symptoms of the flu. Wearing a mask when we are around people who have the flu can also help to protect us from getting affected.
It is important to take the necessary precautions during flu season to protect ourselves from the flu. Taking preventive measures can help us to stay healthy during this season. So, follow the hygiene and disinfection drill, get the flu shot and boost your immunity to stay healthy this flu season.