Flu season is in full effect. And it’s important to protect your children and prevent them from getting the flu the best we can. If you’re looking for natural ways to prevent the flu, we’ve got you covered.
Flu season is broad, spanning from October to May. The most common outbreaks, however, spike in December through February. You can get the flu shot to try to prevent the flu or you can go with more natural, alternative treatments, both of which are good options.
Of course, doctors will recommend the flu shot. There’s no way around it. If you go to the doctor between October and May, they’ll be asking you if you’ve had your flu shot yet. If you have, you’re much less likely to get the flu most of the time.
However, there are other ways to prevent getting the flu. Referred to as respiratory hygiene, there are many steps you can follow on a daily basis to keep healthy. The golden rule is to wash your hands!
You wouldn’t believe how many people, including adults, don’t wash their hands. The flu virus is airborne, but washing your hands frequently can keep the virus away. To wash properly, use soap and warm water. You should wash your hands every time you sneeze, cough, eat, and use the restroom.
Another important aspect of respiratory hygiene is covering your mouth. Don’t cough into your hand. Use a tissue or cough into your sleeve. Then, wash your hands!
In addition to hygiene, make sure your body is healthy by eating a balanced diet, staying hydrated, exercising, and getting a full night’s rest.
When your body is healthy, it’s better prepared to combat any virus. Make sure you’re healthy and hygienic if you want to avoid the flu.